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Researchers Produce Insulin-making Beta Cells

In what may be a step toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, researchers say they’ve developed a large-scale method for turning human embryonic stem cells into fully functioning beta cells capable of producing insulin. They ultimately envision a credit card-sized package of beta cells that can be safely transplanted into a diabetes patient and left in place for a year or more before needing to be replaced. JDRF; Oct. 9, 2014, Cell