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Transplanted pancreatic stem cells can reverse diabetes in mice

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:736
  1. Abi Berger
  1. BMJ

    People with diabetes could one day undergo transplantation of pancreatic stem cells to provide them with a permanent source of insulin, according to a study in Nature Medicine (2000;6:278-82).

    Ammon Peck, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Florida, and his colleagues have successfully cultured pancreatic stem cells harvested from mice, transplanted them back into diabetic mice, and then shown that the diabetic state was reversed.

    The researchers, together with a team from Ixion Biotechnology, harvested pluripotential ductal structures from …

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