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Adult Stem Cells Offer New Hope for Diabetics

pancreatic stem cells

Immunofluorescent staining of a colony of pancreatic stem cells showing the expression of insulin (green), the nucleus (blue) and the BrdU nuclear marker of proliferating cells (red).

By Ilia Banakh

The transplantation of insulin-producing cells has been limited by a shortage of donor tissue. Could pancreatic stem cells offer a way forward for the treatment of diabetes?

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