Gordon Weir, M.D., Co-Head of the Section on Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology at Joslin Diabetes Center, has teamed up with MIT researchers Robert Langer, Ph.D., Institute Professor, and Daniel Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, to move the type 1 diabetes field one step closer to a cure. The four-year old collaboration tackles the problem of protecting transplanted beta cells (the islet cells that secrete insulin) from continued autoimmune attack.

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