New protocol leads to better stem cell-derived pancreatic B-cells

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Researchers in the Millman Lab have improved upon their previous protocol to generate pancreatic beta cells from human stem cells that more closely resemble authentic beta cells. Ultimately, scientists, like Millman, hope to use these cells as a cellular transplant to cure diabetes.

Velazco-Cruz L, Song J, Maxwell KG, Goedegebuure MM, Augsornworawat P, Hogrebe NJ, Millman JR. Acquisition of dynamic function in human stem cell-derived beta cells. Stem Cell Reports, Jan 17, 2019.