Scientists have found a way to restart the pancreas of a person with diabetes. For this you will need to deliver the special cells that will be replacing the beta cells of the pancreas, writes New Scientist.
The first phase of the experiment, the scientists took from deceased donor pancreatic ductal cells. This culture in the laboratory could turn into active beta cells that synthesize insulin. To do this, they needed to process fat-containing particles.
Scientists modified cells transplanted into rats with diabetes and insulin insufficiency. Culture has taken root and improves the processing of glucose in the blood.
About the further plans while scientists are not reported. There are a number of problems associated with the early clinical trials on human volunteers. One of the main – education of the immune response to the introduction of foreign cells.