Journal: News & Comment

Monday, November 05, 2001
# 10:07:00 AM:

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Two impressive technical achievements

I've had diabetes for over ten years, and inject insulin three times a day. Since before I got the disease in 1991, people have been speculating about being able to implant insulin-producing cells inside a capsule in the body (to avoid rejection). Now someone has developed one. It will be some time -- if ever -- before human trials begin, but it certainly holds promise.

On an unrelated note is some recent history. Five years is a long, long time on the Web. Sites that you visit every day either didn't exist or were nearly unrecognizable in 1996. But for those that were around, you can still see what they looked like, using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine, part of the vast, 100 terabyte Internet Archive. Give it a look, but be patient; the servers are often overloaded.


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