Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Bless the mice
They're at it again, sacrificing themselves to find us a cure for diabetes. And this one sounds less invasive than the last research they had to undergo. These lucky (and possibly very brainy) mice were working at Harvard University where scientists found that adding a fourth drug, an enzyme called alpha 1 anti-trypsin, to a previously used cocktail it stopped the immune system from attacking the beta cells. It's a basic repair the pancreas job. Doesn't that sound exciting? We'd still have to take a bunch of drugs, but at least we wouldn't have to inject them.
Scientists are hoping to start testing it on human guinea pigs soon, so, thanks mice for all your hard work on this job.