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Danish centre for stem cell R&D

Discussion in 'Diabetes News' started by Cowboyjim, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Cowboyjim

    Cowboyjim · Well-Known Member

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    Plans to create the first Danish stem cell centre have been set out by the Danish Council for Strategic Research and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

    The planned new Danish Stem Cell Center, DanStem, will be based at the University of Copenhagen and will open from 2011, focusing on basic and applied stem cell research for diabetes and cancer therapeutics.
     
  2. Floridajim

    Floridajim · Newbie

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    Hi,

    What evidence is there that stem call treatment is viable for diabetics.

    Is there any hard evidence of its benefits?

    If there is, can you direct me to the data.
     
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    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Stem cells are good for EVERYTHING. That's why so little research is being done... :wink:
     
  4. Floridajim

    Floridajim · Newbie

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    Hi Patch,

    Your reply does not help.

    Can I ask again if you could point me towards the data that supports stem cell use in diabetics?

    I do not challenge the fact stem cell therapy is the probable way forward for many things I only desire to have access to true scientific date and to hear from people who have benefited from the therapy in relation to diabetes.

    So far I have only been able to view data put forward by institutions selling the therapy at a cost to the people desperate for the elusive cure of which I am one.

    However at a cost of between £7000 and £10000 for a single treatment, the decision to try to fund such a project would need some unbiased proof of its effectiveness.

    Can you help with my request?
     
  5. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    FloridaJim.

    Here is an article which may be of some help to you:

    http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/scireport/chapter7.asp

     
  6. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Neither did yours.

    Sure, I can help with your request. You should do exactly what I would do if I was seriously looking for information on any specific issue.

    Google it.

    Start with Kens (above) suggestion.

    Peace, Love and http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/04April/Pag ... ement.aspx
     
  7. Floridajim

    Floridajim · Newbie

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    Hi Cugila,

    Thanks for the help.

    I have read the article and it suggests there is not yet a viable use of stem cell therapy to promote a cure for diabetes.

    Hence it seems some institutions are praying on the desires and fears of diabetics looking for the cure.

    I am disappointed by this, it is quite unsavoury to think the scientists and doctors who are looking for a cure have amongst them, people who are only looking to profit from the plight of others.

    Looking at the time scales involved it looks like it will be some time before I will be tempted to try to finance such a venture.

    Disappointment is my word if the day
     
  8. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    FJ.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. :( As you have found it is still in it's infancy and will, unless there is a massive breakthrough take some time before it comes to fruition. It is a very specialised subject and as you say there are those out there, mainly American who are offering some sort of treatments. VERY expensive. :shock:

    Personally, I think as it is going to be a long time it is best to concentrate on using the available resources we have to control our Diabetes. Less stressful too........ :D There are too many 'snake oil' and 'miracle cures' out there........nearly all just out to take our money and run.......... :arrow:

    Good luck with your quest. :)
     
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