James Shapiro, who led the team that developed the pioneering Edmonton Protocol for islet cell transplants, is now focused on an approach that uses a diabetes patient's own cells to create insulin-producing cells that can be transplanted back into the patient. (Photo: Richard Siemens)

Insulin-producing cells grown from stem cells are safe for transplant: study

Researchers achieve another milestone in efforts to get patients with diabetes off injected insulin for good.

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