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12/13/10 12:41 P

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Thank you for this article. It is interesting to note that the transplanted cells into the mice was only effective in lowering blood sugar for 1 week. They would have to figure what made the cells not work anymore, like rejection of it. If they used live cells (instead of from a cadaver) from a human male and then specially treated these cells and introduced them back into the same person, I would think you wouldn't have to worry about rejection. You still wouldn't know how long the blood sugar lowering effect would last, but it would save you from trying to use someone else's beta cells.
Something else I learned today, I didn't know that when our autoimmune system killed off our beta cells, that there were alpha cells destroyed also! No wonder we need a shot of glucagon when our blood sugar goes below 30. And, yes I agree that these scientists should also be working on female cells, too! Thank you.

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12/12/10 3:20 P

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So maybe I'm a little slow, but I was reading the article and thinking that I must have missed the part where both genders have enough parts of both reproductive systems to pull this off... then at the very bottom it says this is only for men. Duh (in retrospect).
Obviously, I don't know a lot about biology, but it would seem to me that eggs should be able to do the same thing, so even though this exact study is only for male mice, I'm going to take heart that it might be workable on girl mice and then eventually both genders of people too.
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