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[IPk] beta cell transplant update

This is from the Diabetes Mall.  The full news article is at:
http://www.diabetesnet.com/index.html  It's called 'edmonton update'.

                              In the near future, the Edmonton Protocol will be repeated in forty centers in the
                              United States, and forty centers in Europe. Researchers in Europe will probably
                              have an easier time of it, as the policy in most European countries is that
                              everyone is a potential donor unless they specify that they do not want to donate
                              organs/tissues at the time of their death. This is in contrast to the policy in the
                              United States, in which people are not considered donors unless they sign an
                              agreement stating that they do want to be donors. When the procedure requires
                              two pancreases for every participant, the number of available donors plays a
                              huge role in the success of the treatment.


                              The Edmonton research has been incredibly successful thus far, and offers hope
                              in the elimination of diabetes for those who are willing to be exposed to the
                              increased risk of cancer and infection currently required of a therapy which
                              suppresses the immune system.

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