Medindia

X

New Gel Uses Light to Cure Diabetes in Mice

by Bidita Debnath on  October 22, 2013 at 10:48 PM Research News   - G J E 4
A new transparent gel that features genetically modified light-sensitive cells has been shown to cure diabetes of mice.

It is believed that it could one day treat disease and monitor toxins in people.
 New Gel Uses Light to Cure Diabetes in Mice
New Gel Uses Light to Cure Diabetes in Mice
Advertisement

Lead author Myunghwan Choi of Harvard Medical School in Boston and his team created the implantable gel that could guide light under the mouse's skin, New Scientist reported.

Advertisement
In experiments, they impregnated the gel, which is currently in a prototype stage, with many genetically modified cells before implanting it.

The team shone light at the mouse and at the implanted gel with the help of a fibre optic cable that was attached to its head.

The cells in the gel were triggered by the light to produce a compound, which stimulated insulin secretion and stabilised blood glucose levels.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All