Why stem cells may be the answer to curing Type 1 diabetes

Published on 28 Mar 2022 12:03:06 PM

Over the past 20 years, significant advancements in stem cell research and therapies have made it one of the most promising methods of creating new insulin making cells needed to cure Type 1 diabetes.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals recently released data from a clinical trial in which the company showed it was able to restore a Type 1 diabetic's ability to make insulin.

Other companies are also working toward a cure, including ViaCyte, CRISPR, and Novo Nordisk.

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