Sunday, September 14, 2014

Artificial Pancreas Update

"ßAir Bio-Artificial Pancreas May Finally Treat Type-1 Diabetes":
The device actually contains islets of Langerhans, cells that produce insulin and glucagon, which are meant to function together much like a healthy pancreas. Since living cells make a home inside the ßAir device, patients will have to keep the colony healthy similarly to the Tamagotchi by feeding it air and oxygenating it every 24 hours.