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A team led by University of Tokyo researchers has successfully created a healthy pancreas from mouse stem cells inside the body of a rat, in a first between different species, a study published in the British science journal Nature showed.

The pancreas, later transplanted into a mouse with diabetes, worked normally and led the disease symptoms to improve, marking the world’s first case where an organ was created from a different type of animal and its transplantation proved effective in treatment, according to the researchers.

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