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Cross-species Transplant A Step Toward Diabetes Cure For Humans
Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007
With an eye on curing diabetes, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have successfully transplanted embryonic pig pancreatic cells destined to produce insulin into diabetic macaque monkeys -- all without the need for risky immune suppression drugs that prevent rejection.

Pig Islets Successful After 10 Years in Human Without Using Immunosuppression
Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007
Living Cell Technologies Limited announced it has published evidence outlining the survival and identification of live porcine islet cells and insulin production in a human patient 10 years after receiving a pig islet cell transplant.

Artificial Pancreas Testing to Begin Jan. 2007
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
A team of scientists in Britain are in the process starting the first study of a closed loop system with 12 children with Type 1 diabetes. The device if successful promises to transform the lives of scores of youngsters.

Edmonton Islet Transplants Fall Short
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
The hope for a cure fails: Two years after receiving transplants of insulin-producing beta islet cells, only five of 36 patients with type 1 diabetes remained free of the need for insulin injections.

Diabetes Reversed: FDA Authorizes Human Trials
Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006
After successfully demonstrating that a groundbreaking treatment strategy can reverse type 1 diabetes in animal studies, the FDA has given the go-ahead for researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to begin a phase I trial evaluating the treatment in humans.

Antioxidant Protects Islet Cells Used in Transplants for Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
A synthetic antioxidant developed by researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center improves the survival of islet cells used in transplants for diabetes. The findings, reported in the August issue of the journal Diabetes by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, could help overcome a significant drawback of the "Edmonton Protocol," a promising treatment for diabetes

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