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Reprogramming cells to fight diabetes

For years researchers have been searching for a way to treat diabetics by reactivating their insulin-producing beta cells, with limited success. The «reprogramming» of related alpha cells into beta cells may one day offer a novel and complementary approach for treating Type 2 diabetes. Treating human and mouse cells with compounds that modify cell nuclear material called chromatin induced the expression of beta cell genes in alpha cells, according to a new study.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/uop…

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