What We’re Reading: “Searching” for a Type 1 Cure

By Web Team | October 16, 2008 4:52 pm

In 2007, diabetes blogger Bernard Farrell, of the Diabetes Technology blog[1], started up a search engine called Diabetes Web Search[2]. Diabetes Web Search allows you to search through over 1,200 Web sites that deal specifically with diabetes, making it easier to find accurate and pertinent diabetes-related information.

What’s more, all proceeds from advertisements on Diabetes Web Search go to support Dr. Denise Faustman’s research into a cure for Type 1 diabetes. In 2001, Dr. Faustman published a study on a treatment that permanently cured mice with diabetes. She is now working at Massachusetts General Hospital on a follow-up study to test the treatment on humans.

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You can watch an interview with Dr. Faustman here[3]. In the interview, she discusses her research, which focuses on the immune-system T cells that destroy insulin[4]-producing islet cells in people with Type 1 diabetes. She also gives an overview of her current study—and the difficulties she has had finding funding for it.

This blog entry was written by Assistant Editor David Golann.

Endnotes:
  1. Diabetes Technology blog: http://www.bernardfarrell.com/blog/blogger.html
  2. Diabetes Web Search: http://diabeteswebsearch.com
  3. here: http://www.diabetesdaily.com/edelman/2008/09/diabetes-cure.php
  4. insulin: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/articles/Diabetes_Definitions/Insulin

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