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Company Reports that Pig Cells are Producing Insulin in Two People
Nov 14, 2007 | 
Living Cells Technologies (LCT) has announced that their Moscow trial of pig cell implantation, which began in June, is well underway: In September, the second of six type 1 patients was injected with 5,000 "islet equivalents per kilogram" of Diabecells into the peritoneal cavity.
An Oxygen Sandwich Helps Pancreatic Stem Cells Become Beta Cells
Sep 27, 2007 | 
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Pig Islets Transplanted into Human With Type 1 Diabetes
Jul 12, 2007 | 
Recently we wrote that Living Cell Technologies (LCT), a New Zealand company, was about to begin transplanting pig islets into humans in a year-long Phase I/IIA clinical trial in Moscow, Russia ("Piglet Islets Soon Tested in Humans").
Cord Blood Stem Cells Engineered to Produce Insulin
Jun 25, 2007 | 
Given that babies are born by the cartloads every day, cord blood is an easy source of fetal stem cells, especially because it’s free of the controversy surrounding embryonic stem cells.
New Insulin-Secreting Beta Cells Come From Beta Cell Division, Not From Adult Stem Cells
Jun 2, 2007 | 
Joslin Diabetes Center-led Study Indicates Insulin Receptors Play a Critical Role in Promoting Islet Growth to Overcome Insulin Resistance
Apr 23, 2007 | 
A recent Joslin-led study has identified the insulin receptor as an important protein that promotes islet cell growth in mice whose bodies are unable to use insulin properly, or are insulin resistant, a precursor to type 2 diabetes.
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