Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by dzirbel, Mar 4, 2013.
LOL, you needn't.
Actually in the context of my post I actually meant that a sure sign of a cure is when the treatment companies start packing it up. As long as you keep seeing new investments in tech, you know that MM, Animas, Insulet, etc. aren't worried about a cure, and they would know since they are undoubtably keeping an eye on it even more than we are.
But I still don't think that a vaccine for polio was going to put the wheel chair companies out of business. Basically this country has never spent as much on health care as we do now. The stuff that's available is remarkable and we all expect and want it all. How many ppl were on iron lungs vs. how many are on insulin? There's more money to be made today on health care than ever before.
And I have to agree that if a semi-cure comes out a real cure will not be urgently sought. When insulin was discovered they thought that was the "cure" and for ppl on the verge of death it WAS. But the search ended there in a lot of ways.
I'm not saying there will never be a cure--I just won't hold my breath.
From the blog post... "Some of the many components will be in clinical (human) trials within the next 12 months or so and some components are ever-changing. But conceptually, you will see, it is the most comprehensive plan and initiative that addresses each key piece of the puzzle that I have ever seen; and working together we will arrive at the end of what has sometimes seemed like a never-ending tunnel. It is real."
So, I'm suppose to get excited about a conceptual plan? With parts that aren't even in human trials yet?
"But the next phase of the project would create a mini organ that would replace the patient's pancreas."
"As for a cure - meaning patients won't have to be on those anti-rejection drugs - Dr. Ricordi said that's probably 5 to 10 years away."
Listed under the latest news on the DRI website, but you can't get further in the link yet. I think this is a type of encapsulated islet, a biological "cure" that does not require immuniosupression because the body does not touch the islets. But I am not positive, going by memory.
DRI Announces Launch of BioHub
Scientists are developing a "mini organ" to deliver real insulin in real time.
Yes, but with a 5-10 year timeline. And we all know what that means
But has the "mini organ" cured D in mice?
I thought we'd advanced to dogs? Oh wait, that was genes. Never mind.
JoshuaLevy comments on the Gleevec study in the research forum. They are starting phase II which will last until 2017. Even then, Gleevec has very strong side effects as Ellen notes in the thread. (this is regarding the nbc story posted above.)
For those still up, the bio hub link is now live, as is the FAQ page.
Very interesting. A true, biological artificial pancreas ... seems legit. I'm optimistic.
What is the link?
I cannot get the pages to load on my tablet. Would someone please post a synopsis?
So they are working on a biohub and a location. In other words this is all still at the concept stage and far away.
Other groups have been researching how to encase the cells to protect them from their body's own immune response.
Seems like a push for money with the prominent donate now and ways to give links.
I watched the video ... I am so very, very disappointed ... not in the research but the hype. It sounds great but smells of money grabbing.
"What happens next depends on you."
Not sure how I get this to be all that different from the Edmonton Protocol... hopefully I'm missing something
Well, it does kind of depend on "you". If this is something that you feel could be a treatment/cure for diabetes, why would you not want to donate money to fund it? Not you specifically, I just mean in general.
Bullshit ... it's a fundraising tactic.
"We're not gonna work on it until you send us cash."
That's what it feels like.
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