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Stem cells from diabetic patients coaxed to become insulin-secreting cells

If damaged cells are replaceable, type 1 diabetics wouldn't need insulin shots By Jim Dryden May 10, 2016 Washington University in St. Louis, The SOURCE Signaling a potential new approach to treating diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University have produced insulin-secreting cells from stem cells derived from

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers make groundbreaking discovery, use skin cells to kill cancer

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers make groundbreaking discovery, use skin cells to kill cancer Feb. 24, 2016 Skin cells turned cancer-killing stem cells hunt down and destroy the deadly remnants inevitably left behind when a brain tumor is surgically removed   (Chapel Hill, N.C. — Feb. 24, 2016) — In a first for medical science, University of

Scientists Create Insulin-Producing Pancreatic Cells from Human Skin Cells

The new cells prevented the onset of diabetes in an animal model of the disease Jan. 6, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO, CA—January 6, 2016—Scientists from the Diabetes Center at UCSF and the Gladstone Institutes have successfully converted human skin cells into fully functional pancreatic cells. The new cells produced insulin in response to changes in glucose

Stem Cell-derived “Mini-brains” Reveal Potential Drug Treatment for Rare Disorder

September 08, 2015  |  Scott LaFee Using “mini-brains” built with induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with a rare, but devastating, neurological disorder, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine say they have identified a drug candidate that appears to “rescue” dysfunctional cells by suppressing a critical genetic alteration. Their findings are

Scientists grow ‘mini-lungs’ to aid the study of cystic fibrosis

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs for this debilitating lung disease. We can use these 'mini-lungs' to learn more about key aspects of serious diseases –