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Anyway i thought in a brilliant flash of ingenuity if the device can heal or start to chronic wounds maybe this device can heal the pancreas which produces insulin and hence diabetes.Ant thoughts on this?
Quote from: profound on 10/10/2013 22:41:15Anyway i thought in a brilliant flash of ingenuity if the device can heal or start to chronic wounds maybe this device can heal the pancreas which produces insulin and hence diabetes.Ant thoughts on this?Blood vessels / skin and peripheral-nerves can regrow, evident by ulcers healing, but the insulin producing cells in the pancreas don't regrow.Tom will have to borrow some islet-cells if he does not fancy injecting insulin ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islet_cell_transplantation
.. Why don't insulin producing cells regrow?
It is a white person with a ulcer.the left picture is PLACEBO and you can see the dark patches get DARKER.
Quote from: profound on 11/10/2013 16:48:02.. Why don't insulin producing cells regrow? Q. Why don't certain things regrow. A. the costs/risks outweigh the benefit ...The cost of the additional complexity required for such a regenerative ability outweighs the rare occasions when it would be an advantage. [one set of islet cells serves most people a lifetime] If cells cannot regrow they cannot grow out of control and become cancerous. [ cancer is a leading cause of death ]Quote from: profound on 11/10/2013 16:48:02It is a white person with a ulcer.the left picture is PLACEBO and you can see the dark patches get DARKER. I think it is a black person with hypopigmentation. Autoimmune-disease could directly or indirectly cause hypopigmentation. (Type-1 diabetes is considered to be autoimmune in origin).The dark patches appearing darker is just due to the different lighting/exposure of the photograph.Re: these startling experimental ulcer treatment results : one swallow does not make a summer, ( i.e. possibly not a statistically significant number of participants in the trial to prove the treatment was actually effective ).That they report 45 minute treatment was less effective than a 15 minute treatment makes the whole thing sound iffy to me: that could be explained if the treatment was totally inert and the sample group was too small. NB: Ulcers can heal of their own accord without any treatment.
"""If cells cannot regrow they cannot grow out of control and become cancerous"""you excuse about cancer is a joke.people still get cancer.
Telomere shortening in humans can induce replicative senescence, which blocks cell division.This mechanism appears to prevent … development of cancer in human aged cells by limiting the number of cell divisions.
Mammalian cardiac muscle, unlike skeletal muscle, cannot regenerate.
your next excuse is ulcers heal automatically.well the ulcers were not healing.that is why they tried this..
your next excuse about 15 minutes is better than 45 minutes is beyond absurd.maybe when doctors inject somebody they should inject a litre of the medicine instead of milliliters. next time you take medicine when the doctors tells you take 1 tablet i suppose you will take 3 tablets.
There are two types of Diabetes.Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune system where people's immune system attacks the islet cells, and the body no longer produces insulin. The onset of Type 1 diabetes is usually during childhood, or teenage years, and of course, lasts the rest of their life. Once gone, there would be very little in the pancreas islet cells left to heal, and one would still have the underlying autoimmune disease to deal with.Type 2 Diabetes is essentially a resistance to insulin, or a state where the insulin is less effective. It is often associated with obesity, and generally has an onset during the middle-aged adult years.Tom Hanks apparently has Type 2 Diabetes, so "healing" the pancreas is irrelevant. Ulcers on the feet are a major problem for Diabetic patients. One of my mother's neighbors has a diabetic foot ulcer that hasn't healed for about 6 months. She is now taking hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and heavy dose antibiotics which seem to be helping a bit. Anyway, the ultrasound therapy may well benefit diabetes patients with long term complications.
Patients were followed-up with daily measurement of [...] blood glucose level,