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A Bioengineered 'Pancreas' Has Ended One Diabetic's Need For Insulin

A year after transplanting insulin-producing islet cells into the omentum of a woman with a particularly unwieldy form of type 1 diabetes, the cells continue to operate as hoped.

She no longer needs to receive insulin via injections or an insulin pump and is in good health.

Scientists develop revolutionary eye drops to treat age-related blindness

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a type of eye drop which could potentially revolutionise the treatment of one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK.

New 3D-printed ovaries have allowed infertile mice to give birth

Infertile mice have been given the ability to birth healthy offspring, thanks to new 3D-printed ovaries that connected with the animals' blood supply in just one week, and started releasing eggs.

We Could Soon Have a Cure for Every Form of Tuberculosis

According to the World Health Organization, in 2015, there were an estimated 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide. Existing TB drug treatments require patients to take up to 20 tablets a day, but a new treatment involves taking just three drugs per day.

Trigger for autoimmune disease identified

Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified a trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis. The findings, published in the April 2017 issue of Journal of Clinical Investigation, help explain why women suffer autoimmune disease more frequently than men, and suggest a therapeutic target to prevent autoimmune disease in humans.

At last, a clue to where cancer metastases are born

Even in remission, cancer looms. Former cancer patients and their doctors are always on alert for metastatic tumors. Now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered why some cancers may reoccur after years in remission.

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