Thursday, February 21, 2013
Diabetes Cured in Dogs by Gene Therapy
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Researchers at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have found a way to completely cure type 1 diabetes in dogs with a single session of gene therapy. Curing diabetes in mice has been successful for some time now. But, this is the first time that anyone cured Type I Diabetes in a large animal. The next step would be applying this gene therapy to humans. Diabetes contributed to a total of 231,404 deaths in 2007. Over 25 million people in the US have diabetes, which accounts for over 8% of the country's population.