Alpha cells can turn into insulin-producing cells, study shows

04/4/2010 | Yahoo!

Swiss researchers who experimented on mice discovered that alpha cells in the pancreas are capable of transforming into insulin-producing cells after normal beta cells are damaged. Diabetes experts said more studies should be conducted to determine whether the technique can be applied in patients with Type 1 diabetes, a condition in which the immune system targets insulin-producing beta cells.

View Full Article in:

Yahoo!

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Vice-President of Technology and Regulatory Affairs
AdvaMed
Washington DC, DC
Sr Product Manager Global Marketing (US/DA/00/0085/SL) - 14000009V3
Abbott
Chicago, IL
Director of Medicare Products
Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington, KY
Director of Medicare Products
Bluegrass Family Health
Lexington, KY
Vice President, Information Technology
HealthPartners
MN