Scientists have turned skin cells into beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. In the near future on the basis of the technology may receive a completely new method of diabetes treatment, says The Independent.
Diabetes first type of diabetes the beta cells in the pancreas die off without the possibility of recovery. As a result the person develops absolute insulin deficiency, when the content of hormone in the blood is sharply reduced. Laboratory experiments with cells of the skin allowed to create a cell culture in laboratory conditions that produce insulin. Now we have to figure out how this culture be transplanted into the pancreas of a person.
Even if the experiments on the transplantation fail, physicians will have access to unlimited amounts of insulin. As a result, the drug will become more available that will affect the quality of life of patients.