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Scientists Launch Global Effort to Find the Next Diabetes Drug

March 23, 2018

USC researchers issue a call to scientists to help them create the first comprehensive model of a cell that is central to diabetes, the pancreatic beta cell.

The challenge of understanding the pancreatic beta cell could be compared to getting to know an unfamiliar city. In a collaboration with the World Building Media lab at the USC School of Cinematic Arts and working with professors Alex McDowell and Todd Richmond, the consortium is trying to use world-building tools, similar to what was used to craft the film “Minority Report,” and portray the cell as a world.

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