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Topic Title: Type 1 Diabetes Cured In Dogs
Created On: 02/16/2013 03:25 PM
 02/16/2013 03:25 PM

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[font face="verdana, geneva" size="2"]Researchers from the Universitat Autonome de Barcelona (Spain) have had promising results in dogs with Type 1 diabetes.[br][br]"The study is the first to report optimal long-term control of diabetes in large animals. This had never before been achieved with any other innovative therapies for diabetes. The study is also the first to report that a single administration of genes to diabetic dogs is able to maintain normoglycemia over the long term (more than 4 years). As well as achieving normoglycemia, the dogs had normal levels of glycosylated proteins and developed no secondary complications of diabetes after more than 4 years with the disease."[br][br]Remember, back in 1921 when Banting / Best discovered insulin - that dogs were used in the discovery of insulin. There is hope - maybe one day we Type 1 diabetics will be free of insulin injections / pumps. [br][br]Check out more of the story at the following link - [/font][br] [br][font face="verdana, geneva" size="2"] [url=http://www.science20.com/news_articles/type_1_diabetes_cured_dogs-103093]http://www.science20.com/news_articles/type_1_diabetes_cured_dogs-103093[br][br][p=text-align: center;][img]http://ams.body1.com/assets/FatCatAnna/bantingandbestdog.jpeg[/img][/p][/url][/font]

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