The Jury Talks Back

12/15/2008

Potential cure for type 1 diabetes

Filed under: Uncategorized — aunursa @ 9:21 pm

Doctors at a major university medical center have discovered a potential cure for Type 1 diabetes, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The medical team grafted healthy islets (insulin-producing cells) into diabetic mice and treated them with a drug called alpha-1-antitrypsin.  The results were startling and encouraging.  “We were able to cure a mouse from diabetes by supplying the healthy cells and the mouse’s immune system still functioned, Professor Dr. Eli Lewis reported.  “This is the closest thing that we can consider to cure diabetes.”

The results have excited doctors around the world.  A doctor in Zurich said “This study is a realistic hope not only for islet transplantation, but also for other organ transplantation.”  A chief physician at the University of Copenhagen said that the reearch team is “at the frontier of islet research.”  Meanwhile the team expects to work with Harvard University and other medical centers in the U.S. to conduct FDA-approved clinical trials.

Oh, one thing I failed to mention.  Dr. Lewis and his team conducted their research at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba.  Therefore we should expect that British academic and medical institutions that wish to isolate Israeli institutions, as well as anti-Zionist factions throughout the Arab and Western worlds that are offended by any and all products that come from the Jewish state, will reject the results of the Israeli team and will refuse to use or accept any cure for diabetes developed as a result of the Ben Gurion team.  Shouldn’t we?

5 Comments

  1. Hi, aunursa. Off-topic, but just thought I’d mention that I did eventually answer your other comment. Didn’t want you to think I was being rude! :-)

    Comment by Not Rhetorical — 12/16/2008 @ 12:38 am

  2. I wish it didn’t do auto-smileys. I prefer my emoticons old-school!

    Comment by Not Rhetorical — 12/16/2008 @ 12:38 am

  3. NR: Thanks.

    Comment by aunursa — 12/16/2008 @ 5:15 am

  4. Hey, anyone who thought medicine wasn’t political is a fool.

    Comment by PCD — 12/16/2008 @ 7:13 am

  5. Good Lord, that’s good news. The costs of diabetes are enormous, dwarfing almost every other disease (because of the secondary effects). Anti-zionists may not like the source, but what has come out of the oil (and western-cash) rich Arab/Islamic states besides conspicuous spending (think Dubai)? We can’t expect poor third world countries to fund medical research, but can we not expect that the rich home of 1+ billion Muslims to do something with their money than build rotating buildings…? Bad enough, worse for bashing Israel for being, well, Jewish, y’know.

    Comment by Chris — 12/17/2008 @ 2:41 pm

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