Understanding Pancreas Cell Development
Henrik Semb explains the signals that determine the fate of immature cells in the pancreas
Prof. Dr. Henrik Semb who led the study explains his recent paper in Nature.
Dr. Semb and his team have discovered the signals that determine the fate of immature cells in the pancreas. The research shows that they are very mobile and that their destiny is strongly influenced by their immediate environment. This breakthrough published in the journal ‘Nature’ will facilitate the manufacturing of pancreatic islet cells from stem cells and might help to combat type 1 diabetes. (Source)
Prof. Dr. Henrik Semb is the Director of the Institute of Translational Stem Cell Research at Helmholtz Zentrum München (website) as well as Professor and Executive Director of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen.
Nature Article — https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0762-2