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Cord Blood Stem Cells Suggest Cure for Diabetes

Researchers at the University of Florida are pioneering the study of a new use for umbilical cord blood to treat children with Type I Diabetes. By manipulating cord blood stem cells, scientists discovered the ability of the resulting cells to produce additional insulin. As a result of the study, children with Type I Diabetes who received cord blood stem cell transfusions required less insulin and were better able to regulate blood sugar levels than those who did not receive the transfusions.

Researchers at the University of Florida are pioneering the study of a new use for umbilical cord blood to treat children with Type I Diabetes. By manipulating cord blood stem cells, scientists discovered the ability of the resulting cells to produce additional insulin. As a result of the study, children with Type I Diabetes who received cord blood stem cell transfusions required less insulin and were better able to regulate blood sugar levels than those who did not receive the transfusions.

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