Could Modified Blood Stem Cells Lead to a Cure in Type 1 Diabetes?

Increasing levels of a certain protein in blood stem cells so that the immune system stops attacking insulin cells in the pancreas could be a way to halt type 1 diabetes, according to a new study reported in Science Translational Medicine.

Researchers led by those at Harvard Medical School’s Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts found that they could reverse hyperglycemia in diabetic mice by modifying their defective blood stem cells to increase production of a protein called PD-L1.

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By | 2017-12-08T21:22:13+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Future Medicine|0 Comments