Reversal of type 1 diabetes via islet beta cell regeneration following immune modulation by cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells

I am rather surprised that I've seen no comment about this recent publication at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/3/abstract Has any one else seen it because I'm beginning to think that I'm imagining things?

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That kind of writing won't get far here in the States. Consider the source. Yes, you are imagining things. The BioMedCentral folks are trying to make money, not cures.

So are you saying that its not factual ?

Mike,

What do you mean "this kind of writing won't get far here in the States." It was funded with grants from the ADA, JDRF (International), University of Illinois Chicago Center for Clinical & Translational Science Program Project (NIH Award).

Human test subjects were used.

I have read many reports like these over the years. Just because it is funded by grants from respected institutions, it is not an endorsement of the results by any of them.

Of course, we have all heard there will be a cure in three to five years. I have heard that over and over again for 32 years. And I have read reports like this for just as long. I'm not passing judgement, just an opinion.

Funding from legitimate sources isn't an endorsement of results, but is an endorsement that funding organizations believe it's worthy of further investigation. That's why they call it research:)

I didn't understand what you referring to regarding "this kind of writing won't get far here in the States." Don't know what "this kind" means.

Since no disease has ever been cured, I'm skeptical there will be one for diabetes. But, hope springs eternal.

The 1st thing I saw in it was something about Vereranarin. I'm sorry but I'm NOT an amimal. If they want to do all these expermints on Animals fine but Like I say I'M NOT AN ANIMAL!!!

what is Vereranarin?

Vet Animal DR. I know i didn't spell it right but come on now u couldn't put it all together with the comment I left?

Relax!

Ok folks thanks for the input but now im more confused than ever, I read and understood it the same as Gerri states: It was funded with grants from the ADA, JDRF (International), University of Illinois Chicago Center for Clinical & Translational Science Program Project (NIH Award) and Human test subjects were used......so could someone explain what all the negativity is about? pretty please :-)

I think this is the most exciting study I've seen in a long time! The lead author is from U Illinois at Chicago, and as far as I've heard from other sources, all the protocols followed FDA guidelines.
The full text is available for free; every single patient (people, not animals!) with type 1 experienced a rise in c-peptide levels, a marker of beta cell function. It's a simple procedure that does not involve drugs. Ages of patients were 15 to 40.
I'd highly recommend reading the study before passing judgement... I agree that this could be important!

Sarhow thanks, so we are not nuts this side of the pond we can read, you have restored my sanity! why are people so negative I wonder? as you say this is a very exciting one certainly the best I have seen in 33 Years...

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