Great News For Diabetics: Scientists At The Threshold Of Great Discovery!
Scientists have found that the ability to people with diabetes live normally again, without the need to pay attention to diet or insulin injections.
Great news coming from the world of science! The experts are getting closer to finding a cure for diabetes type 1. If the latest discovery shows in practice, soon we’d always be able to say goodbye to injections of insulin.
Experts from Harvard University, in collaboration with other institutions, including hospitals, joint work conducted experiments on mice. By incorporating specific, altered cells of the pancreas in laboratory animals have reached an immediate secretion of insulin.
A team of experts managed to keep the fact that the immune system is destructive acts on these cells and vice versa. During the six months were able to stop the progression of this disease.
– It’s a sign that we are a step closer to a cure for type 1 diabetes – said Daniel Anderson, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Massachusetts.
The next goal is to achieve the same effect by using such type of treatment to people suffering from this widespread disease. Diabetics now can finally hope to once and for all stop with daily injections of insulin.
At the end of 2014, scientists discovered how to create a larger amount of cells that produce insulin, which enabled further progress in the study, which decided the team from Great Britain. Only in this country, type 1 diabetes affects 400,000 people.
Harvard professor, Doug Melton, has led to a turning point in the study, in which involved because his son was still a baby diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. With his discovery of the treatment of diabetes with stem cells has enabled the big step to the final invention.
When the insulin cells overlaid modified cells brown seaweed, containing alginate, enables their easier implantation. Cells embedded in mice immediately began to secrete insulin. It was enough for 174 days to sugar drop to normal levels.
Alginate, or one of its 800 modification, blocking the formation of undesirable effects on the organism and protects the immune system.
Today, Professor Melton hopes to soon move to clinical trials in humans suffering from diabetes and that will very soon be able to cure to his son, as well as millions of other children who daily have to point injections of insulin.