Diabetes and the stem cell promise

/Diabetes and the stem cell promise

Los Angeles Times, Eryn Brown, November 07, 2011: The search for a cure, or even a less-complicated treatment, is still on a long road to its goal. Ever since scientists started talking about the medical potential of embryonic stem cells, curing Type 1 diabetes has been one of the dearest dreams. When researchers announced in 1998 that they had derived stem cells from human embryos, their landmark report flagged juvenile-onset diabetes as a disease that might be treated by stem cell transplants. Read entire article »