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The drinkable cure?

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Imagine drinking a glass of juice spiked with genetically engineered cells and having your diabetes cured. This solution is what researchers at the University of Alberta are working towards. Following on the heels of the successful Edmonton Protocol, researchers are excited about their new treatment. Meal-responsive insulin-producing islet cells will be placed in the intestine and will release a precise amount of insulin at the time of digestion. CBC Television follows this exciting development.

Medium: Television
Program: Health Matters
Broadcast Date: Dec. 7, 2000
Guest(s): Tim Kieffer, Greg Korbutt, Martin McNally
Host: Norma Lee MacLeod
Reporter: Terry Reith
Duration: 2:28

Did You know?


. On Aug. 20, 2001 federal Health Minister Allan Rock funnelled $11 million into the University of Alberta's research labs. Rock deemed the successful research into islet and gene therapy the "jewel in our research crown."


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