Skin grafts could help treat Type-2 diabetes, says group

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Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Centre have discovered a novel way to help treat Type-2 diabetes. The research group discovered that CRISPR gene-editing therapy, administered through skin grafts, could help treat Type-2 diabetes and obesity. A paper describing the work was published n the medical journal Cell Stem Cell. According to the paper, genetically modifying glucagon-like peptide 1(GLP1), a hormone which stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin, the researchers were able to both decrease appetite and regulate blood sugar levels in mice. This work suggests that treatments for…

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