April 9, 2008

Virtual Cure

Once again there is exciting news on research to cure Type 1 - in mice - sort of.

Maybe it is just me, but are most stories about possible cures about curing mice? OK, sometimes the story is about how the mouse model isn’t always analogues to the human model - No Kidding!

Well, I have more exciting news for mouse cure fans! Science is looking to cut the mice out of the deal.

Don’t get too excited. It isn’t that there is a cure for actual people or mice. No, they are working on a virtual mouse!

LONDON (Thomson Financial) - Entelos Inc. and American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced that ADA members and researchers will have free access to Entelos' Realab 'virtual mice' testing platform.

The simulation technology will enable researchers to conduct simulations on drugs, drug combinations, dose levels, dosing regimens, therapeutic targets, biological pathways and functions on the primary animal model used to study type 1 diabetes.

Science will be able to cure virtual mice soon. So a cure for virtual humans is just a few years down the road. I am sure this will be big news to all the type 1 avatars in Second Life.

No mice were harmed in the writing of this blog entry.