Hey guys, most of you probably don't know me since I haven't been on here in a few years, but I saw this article and I just had to come back and share it with you.
A team of Spanish researchers managed to cure Type 1 Diabetes in dogs. Four years later they have remained normoglycemic and the treatment was extremely "simple." That's the very short version, but you should read the article for more.
This has made me pretty excited and hopeful that human trials will start soon.
There is a huge gap in that article I just read it.
It makes it seem like one injection and the animals were magically cured.
I mean Beta cells would take a while to grow at least wouldn't they? there is no mention of how the genes fix the problem. It never says they dogs regrew normal levels of islet cells. It is not mentioned at all what is actually supposed to have happened.
It is kind of weird that it is left out. It almost sounds like a cure for type 2 except that they mention type 1. Still the description does not sound like type 1.. It is very odd
I don't think the dogs ever grow beta cells or islets. I believe that the
DNA is taken up by the muscle cells themselves and they just start churning out the proteins that are coded in that DNA, one being insulin. Does that make sense, or do you still see holes?