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Relief for Type 1 Diabetes?

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The new pancreatic islet cryopreservation method could help type 1 diabetes patients be less dependent on ...

The new pancreatic islet cryopreservation method could help type 1 diabetes patients be less dependent on insulin injections

People with type 1 diabetes have to live with daily injections of insulin. As researchprogresses in this field, scientists are looking into new methods that can free, or at least partially free, patients from regular doses.

One such method is pancreatic islet transplantation, something that researchers at Okinawa Institute of Technology and Science Graduate University (OIST) claim they have improved.

Current procedures involve injecting the insulin-producing islets into the liver. After an adaptation period, the cells will start producing enough insulin for the patient. The technique has advanced in recent years, but one challenging issue is the collection, preservation, and transportation of those cells, which can be damaged by sharp ice crystals during freezing and thawing.

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