Re: [IP] Was Pay Up - now Beta Cell Transplants
>At 7:46 PM -0600 11/21/03, James Parsons wrote:
>> > or some brilliant grant writer will know just how to touch on the
>>> compassion that is stored up in all those conservatives out there!
>> > George
>>Thanks for the mention, George hehe.
> Good luck with those James, everyone owes you a big pat on
>the back if any of them come through for IP. Keeping my fingers
>crossed on that!
Actually, everyone owes you for giving it that try, even if those
"conservative" do not return anything. I didn't mean to belittle in
any way your effort. It IS appreciated!!!! :>)
>>BTW, what did you think of the presentation yesterday at Baylor? (Baylor
>>Hospital in Fort Worth plans to conduct ten beta cell transplants in 2004
>>and another ten in 2005).
Will we have to come up with twenty pancreas donations locally to
reach that figure?
>>I had to chuckle when Dr. Levy said he wanted healthy candidates, but if you
>>are pumping and in good control, don't bother. So he wants patients who are
>>out of control but healthy?? Life is full of ironies...
Life certainly is! I wonder now about the importance of those other
cells that are not stripped out in the pancreas separation process,
the A-cells, D-cells, F-cells and do I remember correctly, an X-cell.
Would that be the one to make life X-cellent? ;>)
Beyond my humor, it is these other cells and their effects on glucose
balance that lead me to think that we are still a LONG way off from a
"closed loop system" To me a closed loop system would include
glycogen at the very least and I still wonder of the importance of
all the other hormones in glucose balance! Till there's a CURE!!!!
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