A New Way to Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Type 1 Diabetes (video) Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Researchers discover a simple peptide that can induce new beta-cell formation in the pancreas. The findings show promise for a new approach to treating Type 1 diabetes. Credit James Short Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.