Animal Research Minute – Could monkeys and pigs help cure diabetes?

Well, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, scientists were able to lower blood sugar levels in monkeys by transplanting the insulin-producing cells of pigs into monkeys. The monkeys did not reject the foreign cells, which gives researchers hope that this method of transplanting insulin-producing cells could bring them closer to finding a cure for diabetes. This research could one day help people with diabetes do away with insulin and reduce their risk of complications.
 

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/fitness/cells-from-monkeys-pigs-used-in-diabetes-research/article_e0e46757-19ed-5e3f-a0c0-12e137cc4f3b.html


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