Are stem cells a cure for diabetes?

  title={Are stem cells a cure for diabetes?},
  author={Michael D McCall and Christian Toso and Emmanuel E. Baetge and A M James Shapiro},
  journal={Clinical science},
  volume={118 2},
With the already heightened demand placed on organ donation, stem cell therapy has become a tantalizing idea to provide glucose-responsive insulin-producing cells to Type 1 diabetic patients as an alternative to islet transplantation. Multiple groups have developed varied approaches to create a population of cells with the appropriate characteristics. Both adult and embryonic stem cells have received an enormous amount of attention as possible sources of insulin-producing cells. Although adult… CONTINUE READING
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