University developes technique for transplanting insulin-producing pancreatic cells

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    Well .. yeah it is. Some good news from the under funded research at last. Been too long.
     
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    i hope president Obama h e keep the promiise so h e fund this research and different stem cell research. this will help kurere many disease.
     
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    Does it help with type 2 diabetes?
     
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    No, it doesn't. :(

    From the article:
    However, pancreatic cell transplantation could not help treat patients with type 2 diabetes. In this form of the disease, patients have fully functional beta cells but cells throughout their body become resistant to insulin.

    It's because I & II are fundamentally different in how they are even though they cause the same problem.

    It's very sad, I know a couple typeIIs and they could really use a break. Are you type II?
     
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    Most diabetics are type 2. Type 1 though is more deadly quicker. And affects children as well.
     
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    Antibodies attack tissue surrounding tumor...
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    Vaccine to ward off pancreatic cancer goes to trial...
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    14 April 2011 - How does the pancreatic cancer vaccine work?
     
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    Sounds like a lot of good news in the medical field. Much needed. Good news from anywhere is welcome.
     
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    Teen Cancer Researcher Tops Banner Year...
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