Grand Rounds Coming HERE Next Week

Hello, medical bloggers, friends, and readers. That weekly compilation of happenings in the health care blogosphere that we affectionately call “Grand Gr_icon_88x312_1 Rounds” will be hosted here at next Tuesday. Pre-Rounds is a new series of interviews with the host bloggers, published on Check out mine HERE (requires login.)

In keeping with the September tradition of “Back-to-School,” I’d like us to take the opportunity to celebrate education. That is, theme of the week will be posts that reflect in some way on the indispensable role that universities and other training centers play in making medicine happen. Actually, anything that has to do with learning and sharpening our skills will do nicely.

Submissions please by 6pm Sunday, 9/10, to amy(at) See you then, scholars!


3 Responses

  1. BillyWarhol
    BillyWarhol September 6, 2006 at 8:57 pm | | Reply

    Hi Amy!

    came across this story via MSN tonight on Pig Islet Cell transplants.

    Human tests of diabetes procedure put on hold

    Updated Wed. Sep. 6 2006 8:28 AM ET News Staff

    Two Canadian patients have undergone an experimental transplant of pig cells to treat their Type 1 diabetes. But international authorities have asked their Mexican doctor to stop performing the procedure, saying there isn’t enough evidence that it’s safe for humans.

    CTV first covered the controversial work of Dr. Rafael Valdes in 2004 for the investigative series W-FIVE.

    Dr. Valdes takes insulin-producing cells from six-day-old piglets, and puts them into a small chamber previously implanted in a human patient’s abdomen.

    The pig cells then appear to produce insulin, a vital hormone which the patient’s own body can no longer make.

    The process known as xenotransplantation — animal-to-human transplantation — and it is one of the most promising areas of research for diabetes.

    There is no cure for type 1 diabetes, and it is mainly treated with insulin injections.

    Full Article here :

  2. Blog Carnival
    Blog Carnival September 7, 2006 at 3:22 pm | | Reply

    Blog Carnival index: Grand Rounds Coming HERE Next Week

    GRAND ROUNDS is looking for submissions. See this post at Diabetes Mine!

  3. Diabetes Mellitus Information
    Diabetes Mellitus Information September 11, 2006 at 2:31 am | | Reply

    Really very nice piece of informative articles and news related to diabetes. Keep it up.

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