Artificial Skin Grafts May Prevent Diabetes in Humans

///Artificial Skin Grafts May Prevent Diabetes in Humans

Genetic engineering has been able to produce unusual solutions to serious physiological problems, but a lot is still in the testing phase. The novelty now, which has been developed by researchers at the University of Chicago, may be the solution to the problems of diabetes in a relatively straightforward way: using artificial skin grafts with the altered DNA structure.

To prove if this is indeed possible, the scientists performed tests on laboratory mice. First, the animals had their stem cells altered as infants so that it was feasible to control the levels of insulin produced by their pancreas. Then they were subjected to different diets, from greasier to healthier.

Less appetite, more health

In the cases of rats that ate more damagingly (considering that obesity is one of the major causes of type 2 diabetes), modified skin grafts prevented them from developing the disease.

The method uses a gene that encodes the hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1, or GLP-1. It is responsible for decreased appetite and for regulating the level of blood sugars.

Still far from being a definitive solution to diabetes, the method shows that the use of genetically modified skin grafts can help to develop cures for health problems in a more lasting way and with fewer side effects.

By |2017-08-20T09:36:00+00:00August 20th, 2017|Breakthrough Technology, Technology|4 Comments


  1. Anthony September 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    This is really amazing, looking for to a disease free World. Kudos to science

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  4. Oswaldo Antonio December 22, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    This is an innovative project! it’s good to know that there are specialists working on the solution of one of the lethal sickness ever known. It should be noted that hand in hand with this kind of projects have been a lot of natural efficient solutions for this sickness provided by specialists on the herbal medicines field which works have been caused critics in all around the world even though the people have taken this medicines and have had good results. Diabetes have been a big problem for population and it’s calmative that wiith technological advance can bring us a solution for the sickness. Good article!

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