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Nearly 60 patients gathered recently to celebrate the sixth anniversary of patient clinical trials at the 2014 Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Patient Reunion at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Joshua M. Hare, M.D., ISCI’s founding director, said patients, faculty and staff have all contributed to make a major impact in the field of regenerative medicine.
A team of international researchers, led by investigators at the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine and Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), has found that young capillary vessels can rejuvenate aged pancreatic islets. The study finding is significant because it suggests that targeting inflammation and fibrosis in the small blood vessels of the islet may offer new treatment options for type 2 diabetes.