Research to human use of pig cells
It is hoped that it will be possible to use pig islets
of Langerhans for human use within twelve years for diabetes
This is the main focus of professor Bernhard Hering, scientific leader at the
diabetes institute at the University of Minnesota, USA.
clinical trails could be held as early as 2010, Hering said in an interview
published in the German paper Die Welt.
To suppress rejection, Hering
would like to give patients a 'negative vaccination' with pig cells several days
before the operation.
In that process pig cells will be brought in
contact with the receiver. This way, the rejection reaction will be less
Related web sites:
â€¢ Welt Online
â€¢ University of
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