Stem cell-based treatment produces insulin in patients with Type 1 diabetes
In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has helped to demonstrate that a stem cell-based treatment delivered through an implantable device can produce insulin in the human body.
Dec 2, 2021
UBC stem cell video series lauded by U.S. science groups
A video series illustrating the science of stem cells has won honourable mention in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.
Feb 12, 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
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
UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health researcher discovers new type of spinal cord stem cell
A group led by a University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientist has discovered a type of spinal cord cell that could function as a stem cell, with the ability to regenerate portions of the central nervous system in people with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Sep 15, 2011