Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

University of Toronto Joint Center for Bioethics

Experts rank top 10 ways of improving health in poor countries from emerging stem cell and related technologies

download (1)Eliminating the need for costly insulin injections for diabetics, regenerating heart muscle after it fails, and improving resistance to disease by engineering immune cells top a list of 10 potential breakthroughs for health in developing countries seen emerging from the new world of regenerative medicine, according to a study published today in the prestigious journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) Medicine.

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