It is very interesting to hear that you actually wrote and also received a reply to your letter. Regarding animal studies, I do remember reading that animal studies are not always a good predictor as to how humans will respond to a certain product. Apparently animal studies are a required part of any product which is being researched. Whenever I read an article that mentions certain animals as being used as part of the research, I stop reading the article and move on to something else.
I think that it would be alright to include that website here. It does say that other research is being done. Perhaps this research may be the answer. Who knows?
As it stands now this research maybe has just as much of a chance as Lifecore Biomedical's Intergel. For awhile we were told that it would be 6-8 months before Intergel would be available. Since Lifecore Biomedical did not receive premarket approval for Integel, how long will it take now? I don't think there is an answer to that question.
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At Sat, 5 Feb 2000, JF7770@aol.com wrote:
>I actually tracked down the e-mail address of the doctor mentioned in the
>article and e-mailed him! He said he has very high hopes for this treatment.
> He said they are going to start human trials later this year and he would
>keep me up to date on their findings. I don't want to raise false hopes and
>thought it best to contact you before broadcasting this site to the forum.
>So, you do think it would be all right? Because you didn't answer I thought
>you might think it was just a bunch of hooey, as I don't know how rabbit
>studies compare to humans, but it is a hope, right? Thanks again, Ginni