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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.  ....

sara

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 
Medicine.

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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