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Denise Faustman talks about diabetes at SDM’s Science Day

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President Obama’s recent reversal of restrictions on stem cell research is welcome news for scientists nationwide — scientists like Diane Faustman, who will talk about her controversial approach to curing type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases at Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine Science Day on March 26.

Faustman, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and director of theImmunobiology Laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital, has done trials using mice that show that removing disease-causing T cells leads to regeneration of good cells and cures type 1 diabetes. She will speak about the human applications of her researchat at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, at the Medical Campus.

Science Day features research poster presentations and oral presentations by SDM students and fellows on a variety of dental and medical topics and an exhibition by dental vendors. Science Day awards are presented April 17 during the Science Night GalaDinner at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, with a ceremony and a raffle.

Faustman will lecture at 670 Albany St. at 1 p.m. March 26. For more information, click here.

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