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Drs. Damiano and Russell are part of a collaborative group from Boston University and Massachusetts General Hospital working together to make automated blood glucose control a reality. Engineers from Boston University have developed a closed-loop artificial pancreas blood glucose control system that uses frequent measurements of blood glucose concentration along with subcutaneous delivery of both rapid-acting insulin and glucagon (to raise blood glucose, if necessary) as directed by a computer algorithm. The artificial endocrine pancreas automatically makes a new decision about insulin and glucagon dosing every five minutes. The system is being tested in people with type 1 diabetes at Massachusetts General Hospital, with results recently published in Science Translational Medicine (see Publications).
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