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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Stem cell-based therapy for diabetes

I heard wonderful news last night. Professor Doug Melton's group at Harvard developed a method for creating massive quantities of insulin-producing cells from stem cells.
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2014/10/giant-leap-against-diabetes/

One of the biggest challenges in the field of regenerative medicine is to create large quantities of specific types of cells from stem cells. It was impossible to make large quantities of insulin-producing beta cells from stem cells, but now it is POSSIBLE.  


Gene-based diagnostics and Stem cell-based therapeutics are key components for providing a cure for Wolfram syndrome, Type 1 diabetes, and other chronic conditions. We should keep on moving forward.

Thank you for reading this blog. I hope you have a wonderful Friday. Kindly, Fumi Urano