You may have read the news from the Lab of Dr. Faustman last week:
This week, it turns out she is in the Bay Area and we will have an opportunity to interview her and capture the interview on video. I wish it could be a video-chat session, but we're going to catch up with her before she flies back east.
So, the next best thing is:
What are your questions for Dr. Faustman. We will be interviewing her Thursday first thing, so I need you to please send in your questions by the end of Wednesday at the very latest.
Acid,U R a HOOT!!! I neither smoke nor drink, but the thought of you pumping it up to be ready for a "cure" is a little funny. Knowing your preferences, You will probably just run two extra miles a day to "get ready AND in shape".
Posters, you have all come up with great questions. I have donated blood three times to the Faustmann lab, and you have all come up with many questions that could have come to my mind.
Well, it's sort hazardous as, if you are "fine", then "sorry, no cure for you, you're FINE!" Thanks for your blood too Brunetta!
These are such great questions. I second all of them.
Not a question, but please convey to Dr. Faustman how appreciative we are of her continuing work & efforts. I'd hug her if I met her.
I DID hug her Gerri. Such a pleasant, enthusiastic woman!!!She probably will not remember me, but tell her Brunetta, the tall black long-term Type one female donor from Ohio, says "Hi"; and I will, hopefully, see her in the lab again this summer. (Like I havn't said this so already in comments to her website-lol).
Big smiles, Brunetta. I remember when you went to Boston.
The interview is now live! She replied to all the questions that had been posted in here until yesterday! :)
Good to hear her voice! I still think its a huge long shot that BCG on its own will be powerful and effective enough to actually reverse diabetes and get people off insulin. If I could be wrong about anything ever it would be about that. Its really sad with how long so many of the research companies having been plugging away at a solution we are still nowhere close to an effective treatment. Still I have no choice but to continue to be hopeful otherwise I have nothing.
This is a fascinating interview. I, like the mouse community, feel happier, and more hopeful as well. Thank you Dr. Faustman and Manny.
It will be very interesting to see an exact definition of a possible cure, such as what kind of limitations it would lift from a person's lifestyle - and if we can trust that it would be a permanent one.
Yeah, a very upbeat interview indeed. Positive energy is something we can all use in extra. The path to a diabetes cure is obviously tricky and still uncertain, but the important thing is to keep pushing and keep advocating and keep hoping.
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