“Signal Transduction and Targeted Therapy” published an article that announces the findings from a study where a person with type 1 diabetes was able to regenerate their own insulin. Since the list of donors is minimal, the clinical team located in Australia tested different theories that compared the insulin gene in people with and without diabetes to find the missing pieces.
In their findings, there is a drug that can aid the destroyed cells in the pancreas to produce insulin. GSK126 is approved by the FDA, however, is not approved for the use of diabetes treatment. There is a lot of work that needs to be done, but nonetheless an important step to another avenue for helping those individuals living with diabetes.
Read the article here: https://www.genengnews.com/topics/drug-discovery/insulin-production-restored-in-cells-from-type-1-diabetes-patient/
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