January 5, 2009

From The News Wire: Of Mice and Men

"Of Mice and Men" is going to be this year's tag line for the ubiquitous Type 1 stories that have great sounding headlines and have something like this in the text, "This advance in mice could pave the way for routine therapy for type 1 diabetes in humans."

"Don't Hold Your Breath" was the runner up to Of Mice and Men.

Today's example headline is: "Type 1 Diabetes: Pancreatic Cell Transplants Engineered To Evade Immune Response."

Don't get me wrong I think basic research is wonderful. It just the headline hype I don't like and that is probably more about editors looking for a catchy headline than the researchers making claims.


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