Tuesday, January 22, 2019
A team of researchers from the University of British Columbia has for the first time been able to develop ideal human blood vessels in the laboratory and even successfully transplant them into live mice, which can change the rules of the game to treat diabetes.
"For the first time, we have been able to cultivate human stem cell stem cells using modern biotechnology for many years of experiments," said Joseph Binninger, director of the Institute for Life Sciences at the University.
The new blood vessels resemble human blood vessels and a similar environment is created for diabetics on a laboratory plate, allowing for the first time the application of these changes in the blood vessels of these patients.
Researchers have shown a key pathway that can prevent changes in blood vessels that cause diabetes as well as a major cause of illness and death.