Reprogramming skin cells to produce Insulin - Skin cells were grown in a culture medium, in a laboratory, to develop into specialized beta cells, which produces insulin. This development could lead to new treatments for patients with diabetes using their own skin cells.
Improving longevity of Islet cell transplants - This study focuses on islet transplant i.e., clusters of insulin producing beta cells that live in islets are taken from a donor pancreas and implanted in the recepient’s liver to make insulin.
Making more use of Gut hormones - This study focuses on the usage of gut hormones such as Incretins which are involved in controlling the rise of blood glucose after eating.
- Beta cell Transplantation
- Lipid lowering drugs on Carbohydrate metabolism