Reactivating Type 1 diabetics’ pancreatic stem cells to produce insulin

Australian researchers did it with an already-FDA-approved drug.

Microscope image of pancreatic tissue, magnification 25X. Shows Islets of Langerhans (lightly stained, pink areas - composed of alpha and beta cells, endocrine tissue), and exocrine tissue (darker, surrounding tissue, secretes digestive enzymes). Credit: Ed Reschke/Getty Images