New Stem Cell Treatment, Successful in Mice, May Someday Cure Type 1 Diabetes

October 9, 2014 4:04 PM

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New Stem Cell Treatment, Successful in Mice, May Someday Cure Type 1 Diabetes

A professor's quest to cure his children's type 1 diabetes has led to a new way to make the insulin-producing cells.

When his infant son Sam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two decades ago, Doug Melton made himself a promise: He would cure it. When his daughter Emma was diagnosed with the same autoimmune disease at 14, he redoubled his efforts.

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