Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, December 22, 2006 8:39 am

Oh, please, oh, please …

Filed under: Woohoo! — Lex @ 8:39 am

Medical researchers in Canada may have found a near-cure for juvenile diabetes involving the use of capsaicin — yeah, the stuff that makes hot peppers hot.

They’ve injected it into diabetic mice, whose pancreases immediately began producing insulin and, in some cases, continued to do so for months without other treatment.

Hot damn. Now that’s a Christmas present.

(If you’re not a regular reader, I should explain that I have a more than purely casual interest in this issue.)

(Hat tip to Phred for sending me looking for this item; I’d heard nothing about it.)


  1. …as do I, in the case of my 14-year-old. I need to look into this further…

    Comment by Jack K. the Grumpy Forester — Friday, December 22, 2006 3:46 pm @ 3:46 pm

  2. Well, HOT damn, Lex! Like Jack K., my 15-year old’s Type 1 gives me more than a passing interest in this topic. I’m now off to scour info on this one, as well.

    Happy Holidays, Lex!

    Comment by Lisa English — Saturday, December 23, 2006 1:24 pm @ 1:24 pm

  3. And happy holidays as well to both of you.

    Comment by Lex — Sunday, December 24, 2006 11:12 am @ 11:12 am

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