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The Long Road to Beta Cells

Quest for type 1 diabetes cure inches forward

1:09pm, December 11, 2007

In 2000, researchers in Canada reported a possible breakthrough in the treatment of type 1 diabetes. By transfusing insulin-producing cells from donated pancreases into patients, the researchers provided what looked like cures. Within a week after the procedure, all of the first six patients were liberated from daily insulin injections.

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