Surely too good to be true

Something that I have seen popping up in a couple of places now is some research out of Canada purporting to show a cure for diabetes (albeit in an animal model).

It almost sounds too good to be true: Inject a drug into the mice and have their diabetes disappear overnight, and some of the mice remained “cured” for more than 4 months with a single injection.

Normally I would be rather skeptical about this kind of thing, given that it blatantly flies in the face of the current understanding of how diabetes works, but it looks as though they’ve done their homework, and the work is also being published in the Journal Cell, which is probably one of the most prestigious biological journals around.

It’ll certainly be interesting to see if it translates into human clinical trials…