Animal Research Minute – Could a new screening technique make it easier and faster to diagnose diabetes?

Well, researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a new way to image certain cells in the body and this screening technique will expedite a diabetes diagnosis. The new screening technique, which was developed with the help of lab mice, can detect beta cells, which are insulin-secreting cells in the pancreas. Beta cells do not work properly in people who have diabetes. The research team believes this new screening method will one day be used to detect diabetes and even diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
 

Read more: http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2012/05/beta-cell-imaging/


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