New hope for diabetics: Scientists are step closer to achieve a great result!
Scientists have found a possibility for people suffering from diabetes live normally again, without the need to pay attention to diet or insulin injections.
Great news coming from the world of science! Experts have been getting closer to finding a cure for diabetes type 1. If the latest discovery proves in practice, we will soon be able forever to say goodbye to injections of insulin.
Experts from Harvard University, in cooperation 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 immune system that destructive acts on these cells and vice versa. During the six months they managed to stop the progression of this disease.
– It’s a sign that we are one step closer to find 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 stop once daily injections of insulin.
At the end of 2014, in Great Britain scientists discovered how to create a larger amount of cells that produce insulin, which enabled further progress in the study. Only in this country, type 1 diabetes affects 400,000 people.
Harvard professor, Doug Melton, has led to a turning point in the study who joined because his son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was a baby. His discovery in treating diabetes with stem cells has enabled a major step to the final invention.
When the insulin cells coated with modified cells of 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 drops to normal levels.
Alginate, or one of its 800 modifications, is 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 will soon be able to heal both his son and other of million children who daily have to get injections of insulin.