Biliary Tree Stem Cells

biliary-tree2A Type 1 diabetes cure is conditional on finding a reliable source of islet cells. Stem cells have been mentioned as a potential source but not all stem cells can become insulin-producing cells. Researchers have identified that stem cells harvested from the biliary tree have the potential to become insulin-producing cells. Dr. Giacomo Lanzoni, Research Scholar at the Diabetes Research Institute, tells us about this exciting discovery.

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