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Archive for January, 2011

How to Cure Diabetes: the DRI View

January 31st, 2011

It is rare for leaders in autoimmune (Type 1) diabetes research to discuss prospects for a cure in a publication. So I commend to you the attached PDF, written for the 40th anniversary of the founding of JDRF. Dr. Jay Skyler is a leading clinical researcher at the University of Miami Medical School, and Dr. Camillo Ricordi is in charge of Research at the Diabetes Research Institute at U Miami. It would be hard to find a more prominent pair of diabetes researchers.

Diabetes in the Press

Islet Sheet Update

January 16th, 2011

Since I wrote you last June, we have learned much, some of it surprising and even disturbing. We have improved the sheet, performed many rodent studies, and are prepared to pursue crucial large animal studies. We think 2011 will prove to be an important year, when the basic question about the Islet Sheet is answered.

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The Crucial Year for Islet Sheet is 2011

January 3rd, 2011

This is the year we will find out if the Islet Sheet works well enough to justify clinical trials.

How do I know that? First, my colleagues at Islet Sheet Medical have succeeded in inventing valuable medical technologies, so we know what success looks and feels like. Second, we are starting to get encouraging results from the diabetic rat studies. Third, we are experiencing growing interest in our work from parties attuned to changes in the zeitgeist. Finally, soon we will begin studies in diabetic large animals. And when done right they will be definitive.

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