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Type 1 diabetes: Treat the symptoms or cure the disease?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-9
Number of pages5
JournalThe Biochemist
Volume38
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

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Abstract

Islet transplantation has shown great promise as an experimental treatment for Type 1 diabetes, but current clinical protocols have problems with long-term graft survival when islets are transplanted into an inflammatory, immunogenic host environment. Encapsulation strategies designed to present a biocompatible barrier between graft and host may offer solutions to these problems.

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