February 21, 2018 By Elizabeth McCammon
Treatment improves the success of islet transplants

A new procedure being tested by University of Toronto researchers may improve the success of pancreatic islet cell transplantation. The team’s idea is to transplant insulin-producing cells (known as islet cells) under the skin of the recipient. Early results with studies in mice show that the procedure, which included creating blood vessels to support the injected cells, can restore normal blood sugar levels within 21 days.

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