Type 1 Diabetes Cured in Dogs with a Single Session of Gene Therapy

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Type 1 Diabetes Cured in Dogs with a Single Session of Gene Therapy

Feb. 7, 2013 — Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), led by Fàtima Bosch, have shown for the first time that it is possible to cure diabetes in large animals with a single session of gene therapy. As published this week in Diabetes, the principal journal for research on the disease, after a single gene therapy session, the dogs recover their health and no longer show symptoms of the disease. In some cases, monitoring continued for over four years, with no recurrence of symptoms.
The therapy is minimally invasive. It consists of a single session of various injections in the animal's rear legs using simple needles that are commonly used in cosmetic treatments.


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Sounds awesome. I've had

Sounds awesome. I've had type 1 diabetes for over 18 years now, and it is great to see some of the advances that have been made in our understanding of the condition promising a cure in these large-animal trials.