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Archive for October, 2010

Animal "Models" of Autoimmune Diabetes

October 24th, 2010

A friend who worked at the FDA had a Harris cartoon of two medical researchers, one saying to the other, “This drug will bestow immortality. Unfortunately it will take forever to prove it.” In medical research we are expected to prove our claims. We believe the Islet Sheet will be a functional cure of autoimmune [...]

Current Research

Irvine scientist works on transplant to help diabetes patients

October 14th, 2010

Dr. Jonathan Lakey has been interviewed about the Solving Diabetes Research on KPCC / Southern California Public Radio.

Diabetes in the Press

Progress in Rat Studies: Learning to Make a Rat Really Diabetic

October 10th, 2010

What is worse than seeking something with a flashlight that does not work? I would say seeking something with a flashlight that may not be working!

If you are reading this it is likely that you are interested in the promise and prospects for the Islet Sheet. Naturally there is great interest in our studies of Islet Sheets in diabetic rats. A couple of months ago I published partial results from an ongoing experiment. Here is the promised update.

Current Research

The 30th Anniversary of "Prospects in Diabetes Therapy"

October 3rd, 2010

Thirty Years ago a Wall Street Investment Banking firm published a research report on the future of the diabetes industry. It was the first time a Wall Street firm had ever considered diabetes as an investment opportunity. The author was a 25-year old who had had type 1 diabetes for two years. That was me.

Type 1 Diabetes Classic