Novocell uses embryonic stem cells to treat diabetes in mice

02/20/2008 | San Diego Union-Tribune · NYTimes.com

Scientists at San Diego-based Novocell were able to convert human embryonic stem cells into cells that secrete insulin and control diabetes in mice whose insulin-producing islet cells have been destroyed. The company plans to create a continuous pool of human embryonic stem cells ready for use in human therapies to treat people with diabetes.

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