Type 1 Diabetes Cured

...in dogs. It's a big step in the right direction:

Researchers at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) have succeeded in completely curing type 1 diabetes in dogs with a single session of gene therapy by introducing a “glucose sensor” into muscle. 
This is the first time the disease has been cured in large animals, a fundamental step towards applying the therapy in humans. The dogs recovered their health and no longer show symptoms of the disease. In some cases, monitoring continued for over four years, with no recurrence of symptoms.

Last night's podcast explored the question of How Good Can It Get? Where diabetes is concerned the answer is very simple: eliminated.

And we're getting closer.


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