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Looking at the Diabetes Research Institute's BioHub

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Diabetes Research Institute has been working on its BioHub, which is a bioengineered organ for treatment of type 1 diabetes. Here is a closer look at this exciting technology as it begins clinical trials.

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The Liver is not an Ideal Home for Islets

Researchers have been transplanting islet cells into the liver to restore natural insulin production in those with type 1 diabetes. Some patients have been living without the need for insulin injections for more than a decade. Despite these achievements, over time, many of the cells are lost and patients must resume insulin therapy. That’s because the liver is not an ideal home for the cells.

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