A team of researchers from the University of Bergen, Switzerland, that cells in the pancreas can be modified to work on the production of insulin, which is an important hormone to reduce blood sugar.
The results of the tests in mice showed that when beta cells that make insulin in mice are removed, the surrounding cells intervene and begin to produce insulin.
The researchers hope their discovery will produce a drug that will make more insulin-producing cells open the door to a definitive treatment for diabetes.
“We are in the process of finding a radical solution to diabetes, in a way that enables the body to produce its own insulin, with some help at the beginning,” said research leader Dr. Valentina Segliola.
The researchers stressed the need for further studies and research to be applied to the final results on humans, according to the British newspaper Daily Mail.