Potential Type 1 Diabetes “Milestone” – the First Trial of Gene-Edited Islet Cells Has Begun

A truly groundbreaking diabetes trial is now underway: for the first time, a patient has received a transplant of lab-grown insulin-secreting islet cells that have been gene-edited to evade the immune system. The therapy is called VCTX210, and it raises hopes that people with diabetes could one day enjoy recovered insulin production without having to […]

Teenage Boy Receives Novel Stem Cell Therapy

Editor’s note: This article was updated on 7/31/2020 for accuracy regarding the specific stem cell treatment used.  A lot of research is ongoing to develop novel therapies for type 1 diabetes. Many investigators are now focusing on the potential of various stem cells therapies. One approach involves using mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) (which can be […]

Is a Functional Cure for Type 1 Diabetes on the Horizon?

Have you heard about the ongoing research on cell-based therapies for type 1 diabetes? Dr. Paul Laikind is the President and CEO of ViaCyte, a company that aims to develop “a product that can free patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes from long-term insulin dependence.” Hear more about the novel research and the recent […]