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Breakthrough pill gives new hope for a cure for diabetes

Discussion in 'Research' started by Parody, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Parody

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    Worth following! Apparently the Cornell U researchers in question are working with the biotech company BioPancreate Inc to formulate a pill for human use.
     
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    A couple of quick thoughts on this research:
    1. The drug being tested is GLP-1, which has been tested in type-1 diabetics in the past, and although helpful for some (in terms of lowering insulin requirements) has never been close to a cure before.
    2. The rats where this was tested did NOT have autoimmune diabetes.
    3. Since this is an animal test, in the very best case, it will take many years, and has a low chance of working in people.
    4. This test involves genetically engineered organisms, which are going to create controversy. No genetically engineered organism has been approved for use by the FDA in the US, as yet. (Although there is one treatment like this approved for one form of cancer in Europe.)

    Joshua Levy
     

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