Scientists Take New Approach to Fighting Type I Diabetes
June 26, 2017
(The Wall Street Journal) – In the past few years, scientists have made significant progress in their efforts to free patients from insulin therapy. Researchers have learned more about how to generate insulin-producing cells in a laboratory and place them into patients, while protecting the cells from the immune system, which would ordinarily reject them. Some are reprogramming the patient’s own cells to retrain them to fight the disease.