Will stem cells cure diabetes? A doctor discusses new vertex trial
In some groundbreaking news for diabetes researchers, Vertex has put out some results from their first 90 days of human research trials. Using a treatment called vx-880 they are trying to cure diabetes by injecting stem cells.
Release from Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:
New York Times article about Brian Shelton:
Vertex public release about 90 day data for human trial
Harvard stem cell institute release:
0:00 Did vertex find a cure for diabetes?
0:45 Douglas Melton diabetes research
1:38 Brian Shelton diabetes trial results
3:30 Questions about Vertex diabetes trial
4:10 Who was the target patient for this trial
5:00 Vertex adverse effect data
6:35 Immunosuppression risks with stem cell transplant
7:20 Next step to avoid immunosuppression
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