Posted on 21st March 2012
People with type 1 diabetes are unable to produce enough insulin which is responsible for breaking down sugar in the bloodstream and too much sugar can cause major problems in the kidneys, heart, teeth and eyes. Until now, diabetics have had to supplement their lack of insulin with regular injections but this research indicates a possible new avenue of home grown treatment.
Using gene therapy, the researchers managed to produce insulin in the gut cells of mice. They are hopeful these cells could be grown in the human gut and even respond automatically to heightened levels of insulin.
30th April 2020
If you have an issue with your eye, while we aren’t able to see you in person, we might suggest you send us images for us to take a look at. It is important that the images are the best possible qua...Read more
25th April 2020
Whilst our doors are closed, two of our optometrists are volunteering in the newly opened, NHS-run, Lothian Emergency Eye Care Treatment Centre (EETC). Ian Cameron and Rebecca Daly are two of the e...Read more