Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Delay Type 1 Diabetes Progression TNA

Scanning electron micrograph of mesenchymal stem cells, derived from an umbilical cord, grown in gel culture

A scanning electron micrograph showing mesenchymal stem cells, derived from an umbilical cord, that have been grown in a gel culture


Stem cells taken from babies’ umbilical cords can delay the progression of type 1 diabetes in other people, a small trial has shown.

Type 1 diabetes usually begins in teenagers and young adults, when their immune system mistakenly begins to attack cells in the pancreas that make the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar. Those affected must therefore inject themselves with artificial insulin.

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