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Stem Cells: March 28, 2007

Adult Stem Cell Research to Benefit Diabetics

Researchers continue to make substantive progress toward the application of adult stem cells to diabetes treatment. Unlike embryonic stem cell research, the therapies are more than a conjecture - they are reported with concrete clinical evidence. In addition, adult stem cell applications do not involve the destruction of a human embryo.

Here are seven recent reports from the Coalition of Americans for Research Ethics (stemcellresearch.org):

  1. "Stem cells may help Bergen boy fight diabetes," NorthJersey.com (North Jersey Media Group Inc.), August 18, 2006

  2. "International Trial of the Edmonton Protocol for Islet Transplantation," New England Journal of Medicine, September 28, 2006

  3. "Insulin Stem Cells Hold Hope for Diabetes Treatment," Forbes, November 7, 2006

  4. "Multipotent stromal cells from human marrow home to and promote repair of pancreatic islets andrenal glomeruli in diabetic NOD scid mice," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS), November 14, 2006

  5. "AmCyte Presents Promising Adult Stem Cell Data at 7th Annual Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium," Genetic Engineering News, November 9, 2006

  6. "Researchers Make Stem Cell Breakthrough," The Korea Times, January 23, 2007

  7. "Diabetes repair 'occurs in womb'," BBC News, January 23, 2007

Again, these are very recent reports and a handful among many more.

Posted by tim at March 28, 2007 6:00 AM

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