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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A stem cell-based therapy for diabetes

A new article on a stem cell-based therapy for diabetes has been just published. With this method, we can make insulin-producing cells in 15 days. This is incredible.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25211370

In Type 1 Diabetes, we still need to find a way to avoid autoimmunity. In Wolfram syndrome, we need to modify the WFS1 gene locus in skin cell-derived stem cells. However, I feel that a cure for diabetes is approaching. We should keep on developing new therapy to provide a cure for patients suffering from challenging conditions. I would like to thank Dr. Kieffer's team and Dr. Johnson's team for developing this new method.

Thank you again for reading this blog. Thank you for your continuous support and encouragement. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Take care, Fumi