Taking Shots at Type 1: How Research From BGU Is Helping Children With Diabetes
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Prof. Eli C. Lewis, Ph.D., Ilse Katz Career Development Chair in Health Sciences Research at BGU, is breaking new ground in seeking a cure for type 1 diabetes. His work focuses on improving the survival and function of insulin-producing cells. He and his team recently discovered a common, easily accessible drug that can protect the cells, which reverses diabetes and restores glucose control. Three clinical trials have recently been completed. This profound discovery has now been extended to allow successful pancreatic islet cell transplants from animals to people with type 1 diabetes. Prof. Lewis has been awarded prestigious research grants by several foundations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Israel Science Foundation.