Saturday, December 16, 2006

Scientists in Toronto may have made a major breakthrough on both type I and type II diabetes. At any rate, they seem to have found out how to cure the diseases in mice. It hasn't been tested in humans yet, heck, there hasn't been time for other scientists to replicate the results with mice, and there's always the chance that they're blowing smoke, but damn! Interestingly, the line of approach is neurological, attacking pain neurons in the pancreas instead of the usual gland-oriented approaches. Immunologists are harumphing furiously, so who knows?

But I've got a number of relatives with type II, and any prospect of a serious cure is heartening.

Via the Instapundit.

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