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Drug with Stem Cells Shows Potential in Type 1 Diabetes

Jun 6, 2013
 

On discovering that type 1 diabetes destroys blood vessels as well as insulin-producing cells, scientists at the University of Missouri have developed a drug called Ig-GAD2 that works with adult stem cells from bone marrow. Lead author Habib Zaghouani said, "The bone marrow cells led to growth of new blood vessels and it was the blood vessels that facilitated reproduction of new beta cells." See this week’s Item #5. Diabetes