February 1, 2008

Of Rats, Pigs and Relaxing

Pancreatic Stem Cells:
Yet another article promotes scientific studies showing strides to a cure, in mice. This time it is identifying pancreatic adult stem cells. The goal is replacement beta cells without the need for a lifetime of rejection medications.

Stem Cells Isolated from Pancreas Could Help to Treat Type 1 Diabetes

Also in Pig news:
Scientific American is reporting on studies on using porcine beta cells. Once again the tests are going through the rodents. If I had a dime for every cure in mice story I may have enough for a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

Diabetes Makes It Hard For Blood Vessels To Relax:
Who know I was a blood vessel? Since diabetes makes it hard for me to relax , I must be a blood vessel because:

ScienceDaily (Feb. 1, 2008) — One way diabetes is bad for your blood vessels is by creating too much competition for an amino acid that helps blood vessels relax, researchers say.
The rest is in serious science speak. If you cna read it you have no business reading my low brow blog.

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