she just got her clinical trials approved in march for trying out the BCG vaccine (a tried-and-true tB drug) as a type 1 diabetes cure!
worked in mice!
animal models don't always work on humans (about a 50/50 chance...sometimes less!)
oh well, but this woman is a saint if it does work because it'll be like....getting vaccinated against myself. er, i mean my tonya t-cells who can't stop attacking poor peabody's betas. what should i call 'beta'? barry? bartholomew? bernadette?
the vaccine'll be like guantanomo bay for t-cell (real) terrorists.
(if only we knew when to draw the line....)
actually, this woman'll be a saint just for tryin'. she calls it re-educating the confused t-cells.
(how very...rumsfield-y of her!)
either way friends, look up "dr. denise faustman type 1 diabetes" on google news and you will see all sorts of wonderful articles pop up about this incredible woman.