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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 […]

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Major breakthrough in search for cure of Type 1 diabetes, researchers say

Researchers announced Tuesday a major breakthrough in the search for a cure of Type 1 diabetes. In a study published in Nature Cell Biology, researchers at University of California San Francisco said they have, for the first time, transformed human stem cells into mature insulin-producing cells, according to a press release. Replacing these insulin-producing cells, which […]