It May Take ‘Guts’ to Cure Diabetes

June 30, 2014 12:45 PM

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It May Take ‘Guts’ to Cure Diabetes

By switching off a single gene, scientists at Columbia University'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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