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Spring Point Project's Potential Diabetes Cure to Mark Another Major Milestone

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - For the millions of people worldwide who are afflicted with diabetes, we are now one step closer to a potential cure for the disease. Spring Point Project, a non-profit organization created to expedite the widespread availability of islet tissue for diabetes care, will open its first biosecure animal facility in Western Wisconsin in February to hold high-health pathogen-free pigs. Insulin-producing islet cells from pigs are needed to meet the demands that cannot be realized by using transplantation of human islets.

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Cure Research Back in the News

Two and a half years ago, the journal Science published results from Denise Faustman’s groundbreaking study in which type 1 diabetes was reversed in non-obese diabetic mice injected with a combination of an immune adjuvant and spleen cells. Recently, researchers at the University of Chicago, Washington University in St. Louis and Harvard’s Joslin Clinic all partially replicated Dr. Faustman’s research.

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The Latest Cure

In November 2003 the news was everywhere. “Juvenile diabetes cured in lab mice!” proclaimed the November 14, 2003, edition of The Boston Globe.

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Hope for a Type 2 Cure

Researchers may have discovered a protein in the liver that could lead to a cure for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the February 19, 2002, issue of Nature Genetics. Doctors at the Medical College of Ohio found that this protein, called CEACAM1, helps to clear insulin from the blood.

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The Diabetes Cure of Tomorrow

Someday, a cure for diabetes will be found. But the question still remains about it how it will happen. By regenerating our own cells? Or maybe by transplanting islets from pigs into humans?

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Type 1 Diabetes Cured Mice

A 40-day treatment of type 1 diabetes was shown to cure the disease in mice, say researchers from Massachusetts. The encouraging results could lead to finding a cure for diabetes in humans, they say.

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President Clinton Announces 10 New Transplant Sites - Revolutionary New Islet-transplant Procedure to Begin This Fall

On July 13, President Clinton announced the 10 centers chosen to replicate the Edmonton Protocol.

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Is Fetal Tissue the Answer for Finding a

Fetal tissue. No other topic in diabetes research is as emotionally stirring. Some say that fetal tissue is the key to progress, and perhaps that fetal tissue will even cure diabetes. Others claim that fetal tissue research is immoral because it produces an incentive for abortions. How important is fetal tissue research? Is it likely to produce a cure for diabetes? Are there alternatives that avoid ethical concerns?

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