Research
February 11, 2019 By Elizabeth McCammon
New process for islet transplant shows promise

One of the most promising treatments for type 1 diabetes is islet transplantation. Islets are cells in the pancreas that produce insulin; in people with type 1 diabetes, these cells no longer work, so islet transplantation basically replaces those cells with ones that do work. Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana are developing a new method that may make transplant surgery easier and more successful.


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