Saturday, 16 February 2013

Dogs and Diabetes ... then and now.

Just wrote on the BMJ Diabetes blog about the exciting work from Barcelona on gene transfer treatment for Type 1 Diabetes in dogs.

What's interesting that the authors point out in the first paragraph of their discussion is that this work has historical links with Banting and Best's work in 1922 and recent gene transfer success to humans following work in dogs in other conditions.

I thought I'd post the pictures of the dogs.

Banting and Best in 1922. (University of Toronto Archives, Frederick Grant Banting and Charles H. Best, A1978-0041/001(53).)
Lead researcher Fatima Bosch with team and dogs. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. 2013)