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Artificial pancreas performed well in humans in US

Artificial pancreas performed well in humans in US
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A team of the US researchers has developed a functional artificial pancreas that has performed well in humans in clinical settings.

Washington: A team of the US researchers has developed a functional artificial pancreas that has performed well in humans in clinical settings.

It's been developed by combining mechanical artificial pancreas technology with transplantation of islet cells which produce insulin. In a study of 14 patients with pancreatitis who underwent standard surgery and auto-islet transplantation treatments,

a closed-loop insulin pump was better than multiple daily insulin injections for maintaining normal blood glucose levels, the authors wrote.

The insulin pump relies on a continuous cycle of feedback information related to blood measurements.

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