“Scientists have edged one step closer to a major treatment for (and possibly cure for) type 1 diabetes. A UCSF team has claimed it’s the first to turn human stem cells into the mature, insulin-producing cells that type 1 patients don’t have. The key was to acknowledge a reality in the development of islets, or clusters of healthy beta cells (which generate insulin) in the pancreas. They…”
Insulin peptide hormone. Important drug in treatment of diabetes. Shown in the hexameric form, bound to zinc ions. Stylized combination of a semi-transparent surface model with a cartoon representation. A chains pink, B chains blue.