Published in Law and Health Weekly, March 18th, 2006
Survival of pig islet transplants was made possible with a novel immunosuppressive protocol. Graft survival did not require genetic modification of donor pigs or coating or encapsulation of donor islets.
Researchers have already had success reversing type 1 diabetes in humans through islet transplantation; however, the demand for islet cells grossly outweighs the supply. To make islet transplantation a viable solution for the tens of thousands of people with...
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