Newly-discovered cell to cure diabetes
American scientists have discovered a new type of pancreas cell, which could lead to a future cure for type 1 diabetes. The new cell type can develop into beta cells, which diabetes sufferers lack. Like beta cells, the newlydiscovered cells are able to produce insulin, but they cannot register the blood sugar level. Scientists now aim to find out how the cells develop into beta cells. If they are successful, it might be possible to recreate beta cells in diabetic patients and so help their own bodies eliminate the life-affecting condition.
Scientists have discovered a new cell type in the pancreas, which may help cure diabetes.