BCG Vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes?

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Walter
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BCG Vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes?

Postby Walter » Tue May 31, 2016 5:46 am

Just saw some post on internet about a phase 2 clinical trial testing the ability of BCG vaccine to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes and it seems to have received approval from FDA. As per JDRF, "It's certainly interesting and worth further investigation," said JDRF Chief Executive Jeffrey Brewer. "But it's really important to be careful about how we interpret early results." Curing type 1 diabetes may finally be within reach, he said, "but it will be a marathon, not a sprint."

Jessi
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Re: BCG Vaccine for Type 1 Diabetes?

Postby Jessi » Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:53 am

I recently read something about this as well. I believe it started up last year for qualified patients. It is going to be a five year study, so it is nothing that is around the corner just yet. It sounds very promising though.


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