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  • 11:27:22 am on April 11, 2007 | 0

    Diabetics using stem-cell therapy have been able to stop taking insulin injections for the first time, after their bodies started to produce the hormone naturally again.
     
    In a breakthrough trial, 15 young patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes were given drugs to suppress their immune systems followed by transfusions of stem cells drawn from their own blood.
     
    The results show that insulin-dependent diabetics can be freed from reliance on needles by an injection of their own stem cells. The therapy could signal a revolution in the treatment of the condition, which affects more than 300,000 Britons.

    Source: timesonline.co.uk

    Tags: therapy | stem | insulin | HORMONE | diabetes | Michael Fomkin | Health

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