Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Cancer treatment Cures diabetes!

A cure? Promising findings, but not quite. It's still early in the game - with experiments being done on mouse models. Two drugs used to fight cancer, Gleevec and Sutent have been found to disrupt the autoimmune response in pre-diabetic mice and to sometimes reverse it in mice with type 1 diabetes.

It's a cool finding and hopefully we can fund more research to see if this is a path that can work on people. But it's only the beginning. Hopefully, sensationalist coverage like that done by NBC won't trick people into thinking the cure is already here and that we can stop supporting important diabetes research to turn these preliminary discoveries into clinical treatments.

Here's the link to a full story on the study:

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