Stem cells in sperm could cure diabetes

Researchers managed to produce insulin from human cells that normally create sperm , then transplant them and then cure the Diabetes type 1 in mice, indicates the Spanish news portal ABC.

Researchers from the Georgetown University Medical Center in the United States performed laboratory experiments and discovered that the mother cells extracted from sperm, located in the testicular tissue, can be transformed into cells with the ability to make insulin similar to that in the pancreas.

"The goal is to induce these cells to create enough insulin Y cure diabetes These cells still do not secrete insulin enough to cure diabetes in humans "The researcher pointed out G. Ian Gallicano, professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology of the American University.

It is believed that type 1 diabetes is a autoimmune disease where the body attacks "by mistake" and destroys the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas. So patients with this condition must inject insulin to process the food and survive, publish HealthDay.com

So far it has not been possible to induce any adult or embryonic stem cell that producesinsulin enough for a human, but the researchers mention that they have the potential to achieve it and thus increase their performance.

This research could provide the public with a solution to deal with Diabetes type 1.  


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