According to scientists, a new use of tobacco plants could be to help treat and prevent type 1 diabetes . Diabetes experts have bred a new type of genetically modified plant that contains a new form of diabetes medication .
The news is a next step in molecular farming, a pioneering treatment pathway that could offer a cheaper way of manufacturing biotech drugs and other vaccines. The anti-inflammatory protein housed in the tobacco plants could help patients with type 1 diabetes .
Mario Pezzotti of the University of Verone was reported in the news as commenting: “Tobacco is a fantastic plant because it is easy to transform genetically and you can easily regenerate an entire plant from a single cell .” Several companies are thought to be making headway in the field of molecular farming.

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