A Hydrogel Implant for Treating Diabetes

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Submitted by Omid Veiseh, Jeffrey Wyckoff, Joshua Doloff, Arturo Vegas of the Koch Institute

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"The image shows the tissue remodeling that occurs after transplant of biomaterials into mice. Here we have transplanted a hydrogel material that is developed for pancreatic islet cell transplantation as therapy for diabetes. The red or magenta color represents insulin producing pancreatic islets cells and the other colors represent cells of the host animal interacting with our transplanted materials."