Mom’s Stem Cells Might Treat Child’s Diabetes

U.S. Scientists are reporting that cells passed from a mother to child during pregnancy can grow into functioning pancreatic cells that produce insulin in the child.

The findings suggest that it may be possible to harvest a mother’s stem cells in order to treat her diabetic child.

Type 1 diabetes is an inherited form of the disease where individuals do not have enough functioning pancreatic islet cells needed to produce insulin.

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