More on a cure for #Type1 Diabetes, #T1D

One of the most important milestones in medical history may await University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers, who this month received three U.S. patents for methods that cured type 1 diabetes in mice via a major discovery.

“We discovered that type 1 diabetes destroys not only insulin-producing cells, but also the blood vessels that support them,” said microbiology and immunology professor Habib Zaghouani, Ph.D.

The disease’s two-pronged attack – on the insulin-producing cells and the tiny, micro-scale blood vessels that supply them – was a surprise with significant consequences. “When we realized how important the blood vessels were to insulin production, we developed a cure,” Zaghouani said.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s