Chutima Talchai Publishes Her Diabetes Research in Nature Genetics

Chutima Talchai, PhD, a NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow at Columbia University, published work in the March 11th issue of Nature Genetics showing that functional insulin-producing cells can be generated in the gut by manipulating the gene encoding Foxo1, an important protein for metabolism. Dr. Talchai and her co-authors are now pursuing potential applications of this discovery in treatment of Type 1 Diabetes, which is caused by the loss of insulin-producing cells and currently requires lifelong insulin injections for survival.

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