We address both the cause and the consequence of Type 1 Diabetes in a combined therapy pairing β-cell replacement with protection from autoimmune attack.


Immunity challenge for diabetes

Immunity challenge for diabetes

A remaining issue before insulin-producing cells can become widely available is how to protect the cells from the immune attack. One solution might be to encapsulate the cells in a biocompatible...

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Human insulin-producing cells from embryonic stem cells

Human insulin-producing cells from embryonic stem cells

Researchers at Harvard Stem Cell Institute have announced that they have made a giant leap towards a truly effective treatment for diabetes when they have obtained, for the first time, in the massive...

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