Type 1 diabetes
Stem cell-based treatment controls blood sugar in people with Type 1 diabetes
The therapy aims to replace the insulin-producing beta cells that people with Type 1 diabetes lack.
Nov 27, 2023
UBC team developing oral insulin tablet sees breakthrough results
A team of University of British Columbia researchers working on developing oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections have made a game-changing discovery.
Aug 30, 2022
B.C. researchers launching clinical trial for first genetically engineered stem cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) have received $1 million from Canada’s Stem Cell Network to conduct research and a clinical trial for one of the world’s first genetically engineered cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes.
May 12, 2022
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