The basic definition of type 1 development is such – the loss of insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells, with all its implications.
However, as soon as there is talk about the underlying processes, we reach a zone of opinions and speculations. The majority of those refer to a complex interplay of the immune system, environmental factors and genetic susceptibility. A common agreement, though, is that the nature of the death of beta-cells is exceedingly complex.
One of the…Continue
There are three separate studies now, in China, USA and Brazil, that have successfully treated type 1 diabetes with stem cell transplantation.
While this is a breakthrough news, expectations are that most currently diagnosed would not see themselves actually treated during their lifetime.
As one US commenter about this news puts it: No amount of…Continue
While I was on holiday, it seems the web has nearly exploded with articles related to a research that has promised cure in patients with type 1. The research in question is being done in Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. It involves a rather popular vaccine against tuberculosis (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)).
Dr. Faustman has been…