Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Adult stem cells help treat type 1 diabetes

From Bloomberg:
The study, reported today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that 20 of 23 patients treated with their own stem cells reduced or ended dependence on insulin as their bodies took over production of the hormone. Twelve patients stayed off insulin for extended periods, while eight relapsed and returned to low-dose shots. Three didn’t respond.
The study's abstract is here.

So far it appears that international news outlets are more open to publishing this news than their American counterparts.

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