Eric Hufford

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New Stem Cell Treatment, Successful in Mice, May Someday Cure Type 1 Diabetes

A professor's quest to cure his children's type 1 diabetes has led to a new way to make the insulin-producing cells.<p>When his infant son Sam was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes two decades ago, Doug Melton made himself a promise: He would cure it. When his daughter Emma was diagnosed with the same …

Diabetes: the facts and figures

Harvard University thinks that a 'cure' for type 1 diabetes will be available within years. But what are the costs of the disease in Britain and abroad now?<p>What is diabetes?<p>Diabetes is an inability to control blood sugar levels. Ordinarily, your pancreas creates a hormone called insulin in response …


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