Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dr Faustman

I recently learned more about Dr. Faustman when I was doing some research on stem cell research.  I believe what Dr. Faustman is doing is very promising.  She has been able to cure Type 1 Diabetes in mice by killing off the white blood cells that kill islets in the pancreas.  Her research does not use embryonic stem cells for research.  It is sad that the drug companies stand in her way, since they stand to loose a lot if  Dr. Faustman can do this in humans.  There are FDA approved clinical trials going on right now, but she needs funding. Wouldn't it be amazing if a cure ends up being this simple.

Please take a few minutes to watch this video and check out Dr. Faustman's website www.faustmanlab.org.





1 comment:

Reyna said...

I have been following this dynamo for a few years now. She amazes me. Her potential cure is what a lot of my hope hinges on. Have you read "CHEATING DESTINY"? I found the whole scuffle between her and JDRF sad and it made me question my un-wavering support to JDRF. Trust me, I still support JDRF, but I don't put all of my eggs in one basket when it comes to a cure for our precious children. Thanks for posting yet another awesome vid Heather!