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A cure for Wolfram syndrome could lead to a cure for diabetes.

Monday, August 18, 2014

How to make beta cells

I keep on thinking how to stop the progression of Wolfram syndrome. If we can accomplish this, what is our next step? Our next step is to replace damaged tissues. The rapid progress in the field of regenerative medicine will make this possible. The beta cell replacement therapy using stem cells is becoming a reality.
http://jdrf.org/press-releases/jdrf-to-support-viacyte-s-development-of-innovative-encapsulated-beta-cell-replacement-therapy-for-diabetes/

This article articulates the current strategies for making insulin-producing cells. There are two ways. 1. Make beta cells from stem cells. 2. Stimulate the proliferation of remaining beta cells. This is exactly what we are trying to do for eye cells.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19781928

I hope you will have a wonderful Monday. I am sending kind thoughts towards you. Thank you for reading this.