Potential new diabetes treatment being tested in Vancouver
The University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health are testing a possible diabetes cure that replaces a person’s damaged pancreatic cells with new ones grown in the lab.
Jan 16, 2018
Diabetes researchers find faster way to create insulin-producing cells
UBC, in collaboration with BetaLogics Venture, a division of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, has published a study highlighting a protocol to convert stem cells into insulin-producing cells.
Sep 11, 2014
A stem cell solution to diabetes in 10 years
The discovery of new sources of stem cells may herald the end of insulin injections.
Dec 18, 2012 - by Tim Kieffer, Head, Diabetes Research Group
UBC research finds another culprit for obesity: Too much insulin
A serendipitous discovery by a researcher at the University of British Columbia could overturn widely accepted notions about healthy eating habits.
Dec 4, 2012
Stem cells can beat back diabetes: UBC research
University of British Columbia scientists, in collaboration with an industry partner, have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, paving the way for a breakthrough treatment for a disease that affects nearly one in four Canadians.
Jun 27, 2012
T cell discovery shows promise for Type 1 diabetes treatment: UBC-CFRI study
A research team from the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital has identified the role of a type of T cell in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatment options for young patients.
Oct 5, 2010