A team of researchers has developed a revolutionary new method for treating type 1 diabetes. Inspired by a spider's web the team created an easily implantable nanoporous thread that can hold hundreds of thousands of insulin-producing islet cells and be easily removed when they need to come out.
- Cornell University
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- Protective packaging could hold the key to an effective insulin pill
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- Insulin releasing patch draws oral diabetes treatments closer
- Insulin "capsules" may ultimately replace daily injections for diabetics