doctorow at October 22nd, 2013 12:02 — #1
wrecksdart at October 22nd, 2013 13:30 — #2
First, knowing more than my share of people with Diabetes, hooray for this work and the possibilities it entails. Let's hope such research continues!
Secondly, 700 million euros for approval? I've heard about the high cost of government approval, but that seems beyond astronomical. I mean, that's like the bonuses for at least two Goldman Sachs employees!
xzzy at October 22nd, 2013 15:22 — #3
A vaccine won't help people who already have diabetes, their pancreas is nothing more than deadweight as far as insulin is concerned because the disease destroys insulin producing cells.
This research is more about prevention.
ronaldpottol at October 24th, 2013 20:01 — #4
You would need to vaccinate a bunch of infants, and then wait years to see if 1% don't develop type 1 diabetes, I expect. So you'd need to stick at least 1000, if not more, to have useful data.
doctorow at October 27th, 2013 12:02 — #5
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