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Penn study proves promising for type 1 diabetes cure

After a promising study by Penn researchers, a cure for type 1 diabetes appears to be closer to reality. A research team led by Penn scientists successfully transplanted insulin-producing cells into multiple animal models, PhillyVoice reported. In type 1 diabetes, beta cells in clusters called islets cannot regulate blood sugar levels by producing insulin, PhillyVoice […]

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Lian receives ENGINE grant for stem-cell-based diabetes therapy

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Xiaojun “Lance” Lian, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was one of three recipients of the College of Engineering’s ENGineering for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ENGINE) grant for “Small Molecule-Based Definitive Endoderm Kit and Pancreatic Progenitor Kit for Stem Cell Research and Therapy.” The project focuses on differentiating stem cells into pancreatic beta […]