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February 21, 2006

Diabetes Research

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have successfully reversed diabetes in monkeys using transplanted islet cells from pigs. Such cells produce and secrete insulin. Dr. Bernhard Hering, the study’s lead researcher, says the results suggest it is possible to use pig islet cells to treat people with type 1, and possibly type 2, diabetes.

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