Dogs with diabetes 'cured' with gene therapy

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona claim to have cured Type 1 diabetes in dogs using a minimally invasive gene therapy procedure. The research, published recently in the journal Diabetes, found that after a single gene therapy session containing a "glucose sensor," the dogs recovered their health and no longer showed symptoms of the disease. After four years, some dogs had no recurring symptoms. When the glucose sensor is activated, it regulates the uptake of glucose from the blood, in effect reducing diabetic hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar. Release