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Human "Trials on pig cells 'in weeks'" in New Zealand

Discussion in 'Research' started by Ellen, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Ellen

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  2. Jacob'sDad

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    Very exciting indeed! Thanks for the links Ellen!
     
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    Very good news! Ivan's Mum, here we come ;)
     
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    This is a pig!

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  5. Ellen

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    That picture was too big for my screen - I'm not sure what you're point is Ernst and would like you to share. Thank you.
     
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    This is very very exciting. The proposed cost is out of our budget, but I am so hoping that this will help others.
    (and you never know, we may win the lottery one day and then we will definitely be standing in line!)
     
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    Thank you Ellen. I really hope this has success. Even limited success would/could lead to important advances in disease treatment (for many diseases) along with the reduction or elimination of immune suppressant drugs in various treatment plans. As a long time T1, I of course hope for really good results for T1 treatment. But...hopping for any improvements in treatment for all those dealing with illness. :eek::cwds:ali
     
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    I, too, am very excited by this news. But I am wondering, why doesn't this procedure get more press? It seems to address many of the issues that impede other beta cell transplants: Supply of cells (albeit porcine), no need for anti rejection drugs and relative ease of delivery.
     

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