Penn Scientists Reprogram Gut Cells to Produce Insulin


March 19, 2014

Ben Stanger, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the division of Gastroenterology, is quoted in a WHYY Newsworks article about a recent study from his lab describing how to make insulin-producing cells from gut cells. "Our hope would be that we can take patient-derived intestinal cells, reprogram them into cells that look and function close enough to beta cells that they could be used in the patient for treatment of diabetes," he said.

Penn Medicine News Release
WHYY Newsworks article