April 26, 2013

New Hormone Linked to Insulin Production (yeah mice are involved)

Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have identified a hormone that is thought to stimulate beta cell production. Yes the research is in mice so lot of cautions are in order.  (I have been know to say in frustration that I think you can spit on a NOD Mouse in a lab and cure it.)

The researchers talk primarily about T2D but say there is possible hope increasing beta cell production in early T1D too.

Here is a link and a video from the Harvard Gazette article on the research:

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