People to watch

  title={People to watch},
  author={Denise L. Faustman},
  journal={Nature Medicine},
29 In 2001, Denise Faustman cured the non-obese diabetic (NOD) mouse, a model of type 1 diabetes, by tweaking the immune system with transplanted spleen cells and a cytokine. But instead of acclaim, she faced incredulity. Her colleagues couldn’t believe that pancreatic islet cells could regenerate. “You ride out these waves,” she says. “Now 85% of researchers would say there’s no doubt that regeneration is going on.” Even so, Faustman sticks to her immunology roots, dissecting the underlying… Expand
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