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[IP] so i guess the infamous...
so i guess the infamous "20 years to a cure" is really "just around the
corner" YET AGAIN...this is NOT new information...they have been working on
this, and talking about stem cell research for at LEAST 5-8 years, but the
media and researchers keep throwing us these same old, regurgitated bones as
if they were "new" and "improved" in an effort to appease our meager call for
a cure. ....
Diabetes Reversed in Mice
.c The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Scientists have reversed diabetes in mice by generating
insulin-producing cells in a laboratory and transplanting them into the
animals, an indication of how useful so-called stem cells might be.
The mice had a version of Type 1 diabetes, which occurs when the body
mistakenly destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. People with this
disease must inject themselves with insulin daily to survive. (NOT TO MENTION
"PUT UP WITH INEPT, UNEDUCATED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS")
Patients have been treated with transplants of islets, the insulin factories
of the pancreas. But the success rate has been low, apparently in part
because it's hard to get enough islets from a cadaver's pancreas.
The new (NEW????) work suggests a way to overcome that problem: prodding
immature stem cells from the pancreas to make abundant quantities of islets
in the laboratory.
The mouse study by researchers at the University of Florida College of
Medicine and elsewhere is reported in the March issue of the journal Nature
In one set of experiments, eight diabetic mice received the lab-generated
islets and then were weaned from insulin injections over a few days. Within a
week after injections stopped, they showed a decline in blood-sugar levels.
They remained healthy without insulin injections until they were killed for
examination of the implant, a period of up to 55 days from implantation. (SO
I TAKE IT THEY AREN"T READY FOR HUMAN STUDIES YET? LOL)
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