We often see announcements of a research result that has shown that diabetes has been cured in mice. I think many people feel a bit saddened by the realization that they are not mice and the research may not help at all.
A recent article in Endochrine Pracice titled "Distinctions Between the Islets of Mice and Men: Implications for N..." explores this topic. The authors seem very positive that these mice studies will translate to us humans, but there are reasons to remain a bit dubious.
What do you think? Do you wish you were a mouse? Do you think more research should study diabetes in humans rather than little mice?
My nickname back in Girl Guide camp was "mouse". Do I qualify??
A historic day for all diabetic mice, this scourge may finally be lifted!
Been growing my whiskers for years, almost have my cats fooled. When I can fool them, I'm CURED -ggg-