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Saturday, January 14, 2006

CURE: Are You Man or Mouse?

Type 1 Diabetes Research for Juvenile and Pediatric Diabetes at Mass General Hospital: "In a major breakthrough, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in July 2001, Dr. Faustman and her colleagues at MGH have cured diabetic (NOD) mice, for the first time ever. That is, they have devised a treatment which restored normal blood glucose levels permanently. This was achieved with a 40-day treatment program, which is entirely different from any previously attempted, was based on previous discoveries in Dr. Faustman's laboratory on the nature of the autoimmune response. "

The great part is that the research team has considerable evidence that this T cell defect found in diabetic mice is physiologically identical to that found in diabetic humans!

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