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Research: Cure from 1997

  1. One day my dad came rushing in the door and told me that they took a saliva cell and genetically engineered it to produce insulin. (7 Dec 97)
  2. I remember reading about an indwelling pump that would constantly monitor glucose levels and infuse insulin. (27 Nov 97)
  3. I have heard of beta cell transplants with bone marrow. Can I have this done for my son now before severe problems develop? (22 Nov 97)
  4. I am looking for someone who can point me to who I need to talk to about experimental testing with islet-cell transplants or INGAP genes. (9 Nov 97)
  5. My 15 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two weeks ago. Can I donate 50% of my pancreas to her? (9 Nov 97)
  6. In all that I have read, beta cells are referred to as being destroyed. Is it possible that they are sort of "asleep?" (9 Nov 97)
  7. Is there any kind of radical therapy (for example, cell transplantation) for Type 1 diabetes? (30 Oct 97)
  8. I have been following the The Islet Foundation website with regard to a bioartificial pancreas. It sounds too good to be true. (1 Sep 97)
  9. How close are scientists to a cure? Is there any hope for the near future? (31 Aug 97)
  10. How dead are the insulin producing cells in a person with Type 1 diabetes? Is there no way that they can regenerate? (30 Aug 97)
  11. I want to know the results of islet cell research being done by a Doctor in North Carolina who has been diabetic since he was a child. (21 Aug 97)
  12. Could you give me more information on the discovery about being able to transplant organs without being a perfect match? (12 Aug 97)
  13. With the news of being able to "manufacture" organs through cloning, wouldn't this be a solution to this islet availability problem? (2 Aug 97)
  14. What countries do fetal tissue transplants for diabetics? (26 Jul 97)
  15. Would beta cell replacement count as a transplant? (10 Jul 97)
  16. I recently read an article about a possible breakthrough in treating diabetes. How long before studies begin on humans? (17 Jun 97)
  17. Can you give me any kind of an estimate on when there will be a cure? (29 May 97)
  18. I recently read about a new gene discovery which regenerates islet cells. Do you think it is a cure? (3 May 97)
  19. Could cloning play a role in the cure for diabetes, i.e., cloning pancreas or beta cells? (10 Apr 97)
  20. Last week I was shown an article from a national newspaper regarding the 'once a year injection' using insulin producing ceramic beads. (10 Apr 97)
  21. It seems to me that the news about cloning should enable the production of islet cells compatible with each individual. (28 Mar 97)
  22. I read that there was some research going on at the University of Miami regarding implantation of islets. (25 Mar 97)
  23. I often wonder if a cure will ever be found. (21 Feb 97)
  24. I would like to know about a pancreas and kidney transplant combination. (8 Feb 97)
  25. I have heard rumor of pancreas transplants in a major United States city. (4 Jan 97)

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