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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 | Friday Afternoon Science | Scoop.it

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Jacob Blumenthal's curator insight, October 16, 2013 2:02 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 2:04 PM

Another wonder result from tissue engineering!

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New mosquito repellent makes you "invisible"

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A new vapour developed in the USA renders humans virtually undetectable to mozzies.
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The Smallest and Deadliest Kingslayer in the World | Running Ponies, Scientific American Blog Network

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