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Design Protocol for Large-Animal Islet Sheet Study

January 30th, 2012

My last posting marked the start of trials at the new Cedars-Sinai lab to determine the efficacy of the Islet Sheet in large mammals—a long-awaited goal. It also talked about Professor Richard Bergman’s vision for his new Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute there. The fact that Bergman, known as a leader in type 2 research, [...]

Current Research
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The Crucial Year for Islet Sheet is 2012

January 17th, 2012

A year ago I posted an article to this blog titled “The Crucial Year for Islet Sheet is 2011.”  I was off by a year, as it turned out; last year was a transition year. The crucial year begins today. As I wrote last year, “The definitive experimental model is large animals (pig, dog, monkey) [...]

Islet Sheet Updates
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Advice for Paul of Michigan

January 2nd, 2012

Question: Hi Scott – my name is Paul B***** from Oxford, Michigan. I am a type 1 diabetic, diagnosed at age six. I am now studying Cell and Molecular Biology as an undergrad at Grand Valley State University. I was reading your work, and I’ve become fascinated with the idea of bioengineering and immunology. It’s [...]

Diatribe, Scott's Opinion
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