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1. Mini payments may help teens manage type 1 diabetes
Teenagers with type 1 diabetes might take better care of themselves if they’re rewarded, new research suggests.
At the end of a three-month pilot study, teens with type 1 diabetes who got 10 cents every time they tested their blood sugar did so more often and had lower blood sugar levels.
2. Cell transplantation procedure may one day replace liver transplants
Multi-layered sheet of liver cells transplanted to damaged liver improves function in test animals.
3. Researchers link gut bacteria to type 1 diabetes
Researchers have found gut bacteria may play a role in the prevention and regulation of type 1 diabetes.