Type 1 Diabetes
Clinical Trials for Type 1 Diabetes
Thanks to funding from Proposition 71, California’s $3 billion investment in stem cell research, and the state funding entity it created, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), there are now 36 human clinical trials in various stages of progress, including a trial for sickle ...
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Type 1 Diabetes
How can stem cells help treat or cure Type 1 diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) develops when the body’s own immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. Since T1D patients cannot make their own insulin, they must take insulin multiple times daily to survive. In theory, embryonic stem cells can become any kind of cell type in the ...
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Type 1 Diabetes
VIDEO: Giving Hope to People with Type 1 Diabetes
Nearly 30 million Americans are affected by some form of diabetes. That means Americans are injecting themselves with insulin more than 11 million times per day, just to keep their condition at bay. But stem cells could offer us hope. Watch our whiteboard video to see ...
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