Pancreas study boosts hope for diabetes stem cell treatment

12/11/2011 | Google

Defective forms of the GATA6 gene, key in the development of pancreatic cells, were found in 15 of 27 pancreatic agenesis patients, a study showed. The results suggest that programming unspecialized stem cells to become insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells may help expedite the progress toward stem cell treatments for diabetes, researchers reported in Nature Genetics.

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