Clustered stem cells become working insulin producers in potential cure for diabetes

Another option is a pancreas transplant, but the organs aren’t easy to come by. According to scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), of the 1.5 million sufferers of type-1 diabetes in the US, only around 1,000 receive a pancreas transplant each year. And those that do can still experience complications and failure, often driven by an immune response following implantation.

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