New tissue-engineered platform for islet cell transplantation found effective in type 1 diabetic patients

Researchers from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) have produced the clinical results demonstrating that pancreatic islet cells transplanted within a tissue-engineered platform can achieve insulin independence in type 1 diabetes. The research findings are published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Fluorescence microscopy of islets in the omentum transplanted within the biologic scaffold. In… Continue reading New tissue-engineered platform for islet cell transplantation found effective in type 1 diabetic patients

Transplantation with induced neural stem cells (iNSC) improves stroke recovery in mice

In a study to determine whether induced neural stem cells (iNSCs), a type of somatic cell directly differentiated into neural stem cells, could exert therapeutic effects when transplanted into mice modeled with ischemic stroke, researchers found that the cells promoted survival and functional recovery. Additionally, they discovered that when administered during the acute phase of… Continue reading Transplantation with induced neural stem cells (iNSC) improves stroke recovery in mice