More on hunt for diabetes cure

Lee Iacocca started a non-profit group to help fund the efforts of one Dr. Denise Faustman. She has a procedure which has helped reverse [tag]diabetes[/tag] in lab rats.

Some scientific types argued her conclusions and methodologies, but recently three separate reports have verified her research.

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In short what all three papers show is that when the autoimmune attack is interrupted regeneration of the beta cells is possible. What is unclear is the source of regeneration. In Dr. Faustman’s original research from 2003, she believed regeneration was coming from cells in the spleen; this was not confirmed. Although we would prefer 100% confirmation, the real value of this science and the basis of the human clinical trial is regeneration–not the source.

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