A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes In Five Years?

Researchers at the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute are excited about a new therapy they’re developing, call the BioHub.  Riva Greenberg wrote about it at The Huffington Post:

The BioHub is an engineered “mini organ” that will house insulin-producing (islet) cells that, like normally functioning islet cells, sense blood sugar and release the precise amount of insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels. “It will mimic the insulin function of a normal pancreas,” Dr. Camillo Ricordi, DRI’s Scientific Director and Chief Academic Officer, told me in a phone interview. “It will restore natural insulin production for any patient, no matter how long they’ve had diabetes.”

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  1. Emily Deans MD

    That sounds like the plot from the beginning of a zombie movie. I wish them the best of luck in creating it, however.