Is Islet Cell Transplant Still a Promising Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes?


Although the name may conjure images of wind-swept outcroppings off the northern coast of Scotland, the islets of Langerhans, or “beta-islet cells of the liver. The injected islets find their way into microscopic stem cell researchers said the decision cripples their ability to do meaningful research, and could delay the development of life-saving treatments — like those for diabetes — by years or even decades.