Study: Pig islet cells may hold possible diabetes treatment

02/19/2006 | Twincities.com

Researchers transplanted islet cells from pigs into monkeys with diabetes and found the work so successful, a nonprofit group plans to create farms to raise biosecure pigs for clinical trials. Although scientists have not tested the treatment in humans, the pig sources are seen as a possible substitute for insulin injections and islet cell transplants to help the human pancreas create insulin.

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