The Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona published a news release today, claiming that a single session of gene therapy has achieved a long-term cure (at least four years) for the dogs in their study.
The team, headed by Fatima Bosch, had already tested the therapy in mice. This success with dogs--the first time that a large animal has been cured of Type I Diabetes--paves the way for the therapy to be used by veterinarians, and in the longer term, for human beings.
|Fatima Bosch with her team of researchers|
Let's hope it's as good as it sounds.