Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Researchers Develop Artificial Adrenal System

In all of my focus on caring for Annie, research was never in the forefront of my mind. I was barely keeping my chin above water. Fortunately, there are two doctors, Prof. Dr. Stefan R. Bornstein of the university hospital Carl Gustav, together with medicine Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Dr. Andrew Shally, for whom research is in the front of their minds, and they've developed an adrenal system that has been successfully tested inside an animal. Read about it here.

What this means is that someday, artificial supplementation of hydrocortisone for people with adrenal insufficiency might be rendered obsolete. And, at least in diagnosed patients, adrenal crises might be a thing of the past.

Wouldn't that be cool?


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