Skin cells coaxed into making insulin

by ARTiFactor on Sep. 21st, 2008

University of North Carolina researchers have transformed cells from human skin into cells that produce insulin (click to read).

“Not only have we shown that we can reprogram skin cells, but we have also demonstrated that these reprogrammed cells can be differentiated into insulin-producing cells which hold great therapeutic potential for diabetes,” said study lead author Yi Zhang, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, professor of biochemistry and biophysics at UNC and member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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jdudejam says:

Cool, didnt know!! :D

posted on Sun, 09/21/2008 - 4:02pm

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