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A Ray of Hope for Type I Diabetes Patient

Some hope for diabetes patients. For the first time insulin secreting cells have been created from human embryonic stem cells which could lead to the unlimited supply of cells which might be transplanted into people suffering from type 1 diabetes. Researchers at Novocell used a combination of chemicals in order to wheedle the stem cells to produce pancreatic cells. These cells create as much insulin as normal pancreatic cells would produce but when compared with adult cells it was not regulated by sugar levels. If this test turns out to be successful, researchers have also found out a way of coating the cells in a polymer known as polyethylene glycol which would prevent the cells from rejection from recipients immune system and at the same time allow insulin, sugar and other molecules to filter in and out.