Rady Children's Specialists: "Dr. Alberto Hayek Discusses Stem Cell Research for Diabetes"
Alberto Hayek, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist, the co-director of the Pediatric Diabetes Research Center (PDRC) as well as a LLHF Network Grantee discusses, in an online interview, the potential for stem cells to become insulin-producing cells.
Dr. Hayek along with researchers at Rady Children's and the University of California, San Diego are working hard to find treatments and cures for diabetes. They are exploring the potential for stem cells to become insulin-producing cells for eventual transplantation. In this interview posted on the Rady Children's website, he discusses the research strategy and the obstacles that they face.