Research provides hope for a diabetes cure
A groundbreaking step towards a possible cure for diabetes has been announced by researchers at Curtin University. The team developed tiny capsules capable of hosting cells, which form artificial organs capable of releasing insulin, acting as replacements for damaged organs.
The senior lecturer of pharmaceutics and biotechnology at Curtin, Hani Al-Salami — the lead author of the research — said his team was the first to produce capsules that could host houses of cells for an extended time. “With our capsules, you don’t have to inject insulin,” Dr Al-Salami said.
Tests began two-and-a-half years ago.