Diabetes is an illness that is very close to my heart, as such I was very happy when I came across this article which reports on the successfull transplant of insulin-producing cells from a mother to her diabetic daughter.

A team at Japan’s Kyoto University Hospital removed islet cells from the healthy woman, and transplanted them into her 27-year-old daughter.

The breakthrough could be a much more effective way to treat type 1 diabetes.

Though this is not a cure for type 1 diabetes, which is “also known as insulin-dependent or immune-mediated diabetes,” it is a huge step forward. Hopefully this will also aid development for a cure or better treatment of type 2 diabetes as well.

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