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June 1st, 2007

Nanoparticle delivery method of insulin gene to combat juvenile diabetes

A safer method to deliver the insulin gene to diabetes patients using nanoparticles, was presented today at the 10th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT) in Seattle.

Type 1 or juvenile diabetes is caused by autoimmune destruction of the insulin producing pancreatic β-cells. As a result of the loss of insulin, blood sugar levels rise too high, causing damage to fine blood vessels and nerve endings leading to debilitating symptoms. As a result patients become dependent upon daily insulin injections to survive. However, it is virtually impossible to match the sugar content of each meal with the optimal dose of insulin - the cumulative ‘mistakes' severely reduce both the quality and length of life.


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