Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


January 26, 2016

No more insulin injections? Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer possible new diabetes treatment

Researchers at MIT have engineered capsules that could protect insulin-producing cells, derived from stem cells, from being attacked by the immune system. The capsules offer hope that patients with type 1 diabetes may one day be able to receive pancreatic cell transplants without a life-long commitment to immunosuppressants. Read more at

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