GI Cells Key to Curing Diabetes

June 30, 2014 4:11 PM

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GI Cells Key to Curing Diabetes

By switching off a single gene, scientists at Columbia Univ.’s Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center have converted human gastrointestinal cells into insulin-producing cells, demonstrating in principle that a drug could retrain cells inside a person’s GI tract to produce insulin.

The new research was reported today in the online issue of the journal Nature Communications.

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