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New Genetic Causes of Neonatal Diabetes

New Genetic Causes of Neonatal Diabetes | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Research by the University of Exeter Medical School has revealed two new genetic causes of neonatal diabetes.

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Disabled World's curator insight, January 10, 2014 11:28 PM

Our genetic discovery is critical to the advancement of knowledge on how insulin-producing beta cells are formed in the pancreas, which has implications for research into manipulating stem cells, which could one day lead to a cure. http://www.disabled-world.com/health/diabetes/neonatal.php

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Mini-pancreas grown from stem cells has implications for future insulin delivery

Mini-pancreas grown from stem cells has implications for future insulin delivery | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it

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Jacob Blumenthal's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:02 AM

In a paper, published in Development journal, researchers from the  Danish Stem Cell Centre have shown that they can culture mouse pancreatic cells into expanded, branched structures in a 3D culture.

By manipulating the medium composition they  generated either hollow spheres, which are mainly composed of pancreatic progenitors, or complex organoids that spontaneously undergo pancreatic morphogenesis and differentiation.

Manipulation and improvement of  culture and expansion techniques 

 could lead to a more efficient and  developed method of creating insulin-releasing beta cells, which will eventually be used for cell therapy of diabetes.

http://dev.biologists.org/content/140/21/4452.full

 

To learn about pancreatic development:

http://discovery.lifemapsc.com/in-vivo-development/pancreas

 

To learn about stem cells differentiation protocols:

http://discovery.lifemapsc.com/stem-cell-differentiation/protocols

 

 

Carlos Garcia Pando's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:04 PM

Another wonder result from tissue engineering!

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Effective Ways to Improve and Control Diabetes

Effective Ways to Improve and Control Diabetes | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Reviews present compelling evidence increased physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness help prevent or delay T2D in people with pre-diabetes and significantly improve outcomes in those living with diabetes.

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