New Therapy Could Reverse Type 1 Diabetes In Humans And Dogs

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Researchers at Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine (IU) are working with man’s best friend to cure one of his most insidious diseases.

The scientists say a new therapy shows promise for long-term reversal of Type 1 diabetes in both humans and dogs.

Purdue reported this week that scientists achieved normal glucose levels in diabetes-induced mice by injecting them with a collagen solution mixed with pancreatic cells. It is the first minimally invasive therapy to successfully reverse Type 1 diabetes within 24 hours and maintain insulin independence for at least 90 days, scientists report.

Researchers effectively ushered in healthy pancreatic cells like a Trojan horse, with the Trojan horse being a protein the body already makes for building muscles, bones, skin and blood vessels—collagen.

Read more at New Therapy Could Reverse Type 1 Diabetes In Humans And Dogs on Forbes.com


Writer(s): Robin Seaton Jefferson

Source: Forbes

Category: In the News

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