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Researchers Find Immune Cells in the Gut May Affect the Speed of Your Metabolism

Researchers from Mass General recently published a study in Nature that found how certain immune cells in the gut could regulate metabolism and possibly contribute to diseases like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

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Protein that Repels Immune Cells Protects Transplanted Pancreatic Islets from Rejection

A new gel-based capsule solution may hold the key to successfully transplanting insulin-producing islet cells into patients with Type 1 diabetes without the need for immunosuppressive drugs. A Mass General research study has found that by encapsulating the insulin-producing islets in gel capsules that are infused with a protein to repel key immune cells, the islet cells were protected from […]

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