Diabetes has taken on epidemicproportions,but it is not an incurabledisease. Some patients can be helpedby transplanting pancreas or the pancreatic islets themselves, which are responsible for insulin production. Unfortunately, these procedures are still in the experimental phase and there are few organ donors. Will pancreatic islrts culture with patient’s stem cells be the solution? And how can a new pancreas be printed?
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dr hab.med Michał Wszoła