‘Breakthrough’: Scientists regenerate insulin in a diabetic pancreas

A novel drug and stem cell combination may pave the way for new type 1 diabetes therapies
Dr Keith Al-Hasani
Dr Keith Al-Hasani.

A world-first Australian discovery facilitating the regeneration of insulin in pancreatic stem cells destroyed by type 1 diabetes could lead to new treatment options for the disease.

In groundbreaking research, a Monash University team has demonstrated in a preclinical study that adding a novel compound to donor stem cells reactivates the beta cells to produce insulin.