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SCIENTISTS FIND CURE FOR DIABETES IN RATS

SCIENTISTS FIND CURE FOR DIABETES IN RATS

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center say they've cured diabetes in rats by transplanting clumps of cells from the pancreas to the thymus gland.

Richard Kahn, chief scientist and medical officer for the American Diabetes Association, said the study was important but added: ``We should be clear that we have not found a cure for diabetes.'Nearly 1 million Americans - a number that grows by 10,000 to 15,000 a year - suffer from Type One diabetes in which there are no insulin-producing cells, called islets, in the pancreas. A far greater number suffer from Type Two diabetes in which the body produces some - but not enough - insulin.

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