It’s been a while since the last miracle cure for diabetes. I’m glad I can bring the latest and greatest advance in medical science that will never pan out to your attention:
Scientists have transformed one type of fully developed adult cell directly into another inside a living animal, a startling advance that could lead to cures for a variety of illnesses and sidestep the political and ethical quagmires associated with embryonic stem cell research.Through a series of painstaking experiments involving mice, the Harvard biologists pinpointed three crucial molecular switches that, when flipped, completely convert a common cell in the pancreas into the more precious insulin-producing ones that diabetics need to survive.
I think I’ll go stock up on Diet Pepsi now. . .