Researchers Discover Body’s Own Proteins Could Regrow Beta Cells

Researchers at Joslin have made some headway in the challenge to regrow beta cells–a key to curing diabetes in all of its forms–recently announcing their discovery that a protein produced in the liver increases the rate of beta cell growth. The protein, called serpinB1, was studied in humans, mice and zebrafish. In all three organisms the protein showed a positive correlation to beta cell growth. And in one striking experiment, beta cells that had been completely wiped out began to grow again. Read more about this #InspiredResearch here.