Jim--I tend to agree with you that something is off. As T1s, I think we tend to give the benefit of the doubt to anything that could potentially alleviate this burden from us, and much of the science behind elevating TNF to restore normal T-cell function seems plausible, so what we're left to do in the meantime is to keep holding on to hope that what many of us see as "off" within the Faustmann front is just a matter of her personality, and we're hoping it's not actually her science that's off. But man, I just grapple with the fact that while I want her research to be the holy grail, realistically, it could just be a wise woman making a career out of research that never substantiates to anything clinically. During the interview, Dr. Faustmann stated that what makes her organiztion different is that they don't criticize others' research and what will bring a cure, then in the next sentence she put a derogatory spin on it and said something to the effect of, "So that means if you think 'wrapping beta cells in a baggie' is going to bring the cure (ie encapsulation) then you're free to have that viewpoint." I agree, something seems odd, whether it be what seems to be the grossly drawn-out timetable or the quirks of a researcher, I'm not sure. All we can is hope that one of the several half dozen or so practical cure possibilities in the pipeline pans out, and what a jackpot it would be if more than one of them do...having some options around this would be divine!