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Re: [IP] Jab-Free Blood Sugar Test Inching Closer to Reality



You Guys crack me up! What a clever, interesting bunch of people we are! ;-)
Peg

----- Original Message -----
From: "George Lovelace" <email @ redacted>
To: "IP" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Jab-Free Blood Sugar Test Inching Closer to Reality


> > On 8/20/02 1:02 AM, "Liz Davis" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> >> Dr. Vladimir Alexeev of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues are
> >> developing a material that, they hope, could be used as an eye insert
or
> >> contact lens that would monitor glucose levels in the tear fluid
> >> covering the eye. The material, called a hydrogel, changes color as
> >> glucose levels increase and decrease.
> >>
> > material, which shows a shift from red to blue as glucose levels rise.
> > Alexeev's team has received an NIH grant to begin animal studies of the
> > material.
> >
> > Oh, I like that! So blue would mean high blood sugar for a change?  What
a
> > paradigm shift!
> >
> > Liz
>
>
> Oh boy!    That will give new meaning to the song "Don't It Make My Brown
> Eyes Blue"!!!      ;>)
>
> George
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