The American Diabetes Association estimates nearly 1.25 million Americans have Type 1 diabetes.
In Healthy Living Courtney Hunter has more on “tea bag” technology.
Professor Papas hopes to use lab-grown islet cells from stem cells to make the procedure more cost effective and efficient for widespread use.
He’s also trying to see whether several small tea bags or one larger tea bag work best.
Papas says grants from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the NIH should push the project into clinical trials in two or three years.