Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease where the patient’s body has attacked its own insulin-producing cells. It largely starts in childhood and is treated with insulin injections. An alternative approach is transplant – either of the whole pancreas, a major operation, or the much less invasive transplantation of islet cells (the islets of Langerhans). This talk by Paul Johnson (Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Oxford and a Fellow and Clinical Tutor at St Edmund Hall) discusses the development of this treatment and its future potential.
This is one in a series of short ‘Teddy Talks’ presented at St Edmund Hall’s Research Expo in 2017.
Find out more at www.seh.ox.ac.uk/expo.
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