Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, 13, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Pancreas implants possible result of research By AL COLLETTI NEW YORK (CP) Two Toronto doctors have seen seven years' research pay off in the development by a U.S. lirm of a computerized machine that may lead to a portable or implanted ar- tificial pancreas for diabetics. The advance comes 53 years after two other Canadian researchers, Frederick Banting and Charles Best, first succeeded in extracting insulin from pancreatic tissue. Diabetics suffer from a failure of the pancreas to produce the necessary insulin needed to control the breakdown of body sugar. Doctors Michael Albisser and Bernard Leibel did the all- important mathematical work on insulin-glucose control in- corporated in the machine's programming. Dr. Albisser has a doctorate m engineering and is director of medical engineering at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. Dr Leibel, an MD, is with the Banting and Best depart- ment of medical research at the University of Toronto. Miles Laboratories of Elkhart, Ind., announced this week the development of the computerized system that simulates the performance of a normal pancreas PUBLIC BINQO 16 GAMES BLACKOUT Until Won) LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upttiirt) EVERY THURS.-8p.ffl, Known as the artificial en- docrine pancreas, the machine in its present stage is too bulky for anything but hospital use. The Canadian doctors developed the key programm- ing on a budget of "We got to first base on peanuts Dr. Albisser said in a telephone interview in Toronto Both want to start work right away on developing a portable device, possibly so small it can be implanted. Development would cost about million and probably take more than five years, Dr. Albisser said, 'but "we definitely think it can be done, we've demonstrated it can." He said he and his colleague applied to the Canadian Medical Research Council for money to carry on develop- ment and were refused. They intend to apply again. If the pair received million over five years "we are confident we can solve the problem The device would give patients now on insulin freedom to eat what they want and engage in any activities they desire, Dr. Albisser said. Anton Clemens of the Miles Laboratories' life science instruments department directed the program. The first commercially available unit was sold to the University Medical Centre at ULM, West Germany, where it has been successfully in use since June in the management of several brittle diabetics, who are insulin-sensitive, ana those in comas. A second unit now has been completed for delivery to the Toronto research team. CASH BINGO ST. BASIL'S HALL Cor. 13 St. A 6 Ave. North Friday, September 13 8 o'clock 4th and 8th Games in 7 Numbers 12th Game 5 CARDS FOR OR EACH BLACKOUT JACKPOT IN 54 NUMBERS LUCKY NAME DRAW WORTH LUCKY NUMBER DRAW WORTH WEEKLY DRAW WORTH 3 FREE GAMES DOOR PRIZE Under 16 Yean Not AllowM ___________Sponsored by ST. BASIL'S MEN'S CLUB________ __ Thirteenth is 13 on 13th Barbara Rankin of Orillia, Ont., isn't superstitious fact, Friday the 13th is a special day for her. The 13th child of Charles and Velma Rankin celebrates her 13th birthday today. Cut-rate store helps fixed-income customers OSHAWA, Ont. (CP) Shirley Sherrah leads a double life. On weekday evenings and Saturdays she works as a cashier at a supermarket. How to If you have a Guaranteed Provincial or Canada Student Loan and are DG SUtG continuing full time studies you must reinstate that loan PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE SIX MONTH EXEMPTION PERIOD. You do this by (A) obtaining the necessary Reinstatement Forms from your bank, or (8) negotiating a new Certificate of Eligibility. It's your responsibility to maintain close liaison with your bank and maintain your loan in good standing. Right now check your latest copy of the Certificate of Eligibility or Reinstatement Form for the latest academic year end date. Your exemption period expi. .js six months from that date Even though you may have applied for further financial assistance, this does not automatically reinstate your loan, and negotiating a Canada Student Loan does not automatically reinstate your Guaranteed Provincial Loan, or vise versa. If you fail to reinstate your Soan within the stipulated exemption period you will be required to pay the interest charges accrued up to the reinstatement date. NOTE: You will not be required to pay interest charges on your Guaranteed Student Loan until the six month exemption period has expired. If you should remit any payments on your loan prior to expiration of the six month exemption period be assured that the payments are being applied only on the principal; no interest charges have been assessed by the bank. MEDICAL and LAW STUDENTS Upon graduation you have a six month exemption period. In addition, upon application to the credit institution a further 9 month deferment of principal payments only may be granted This requires you to pay interest charges only for this period of time. MEDICAL RESIDENT STUDENTS You cannot be reinstated to interest- free, full-time status. A Medical Resident Student is assessed tuition fees paid for by the sponsoring hospital and is in receipt of a salary and therefore considered to be gainfully employed. For further information or advice contact your bankorSFB in Edmonton or Calgary. STUDENTS FINANCE BOARD Her salary helps subsidize a food store for pensioners and other fixed-income customers that undersells her employers. Last year Mrs. Sherrah or- ganized a citizens' group to operate the cut-rate store offering goods in small quan- tities and priced within reach of the pocketbook of a pen- sioner or welfare-cheque recipient. When the store opened May 20. Mrs. Sherrah and her assistants, Manpower retrain- ing students, served an Club corner The monthly meeting of the Multiple Sclerosis Society will be held Wednesday at p.m. in the Auxiliary Hospital. John Szmulas. field represen- tative for MS in southern Alberta will be guest speaker. This will be an open meeting, all interested persons are welcome to attend. A light lunch will follow the meeting. The annual Southminster Junior Girls Choir mothers' meeting will be held Monday at 7 p.m. in the church lounge. All concerned parents are ask- ed to attend. The tour choir of the Anne Campbell Singers is asked to meet at the Holiday Inn Satur- day at a.m. in prepara- tion for the singing at the Alberta and Montana conven- tion. Girls are asked to wear tartans and dark gold blouses. Southminster Circle Square Dance Club will hold a regular square dance Saturday at p.m. in Southminster hall. All square dancers welcome. Women are asked to please br- ing a box lunch. The Ladies Auxiliary to St. Michael's Hospital will hold a potluck supper Monday at .p m in the residence auditorium. General meeting to follow. A good attendance is itquestod. The Lethbndge Handicraft Guild will sponsor weekly weaving classes for beginners starting Monday from 7 to 9 p m and Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Bowman Art Centre. For further information contact Cynthia Russell, 328-4716. average of 40 customers a day, mostly pensioners look- ing for such items as a single pork chop or two slices of bologna. A month later, the region's social service department be- gan sending out monthly pre- scription cards accompanied by a notice regarding the food plan service. Mothers began to arrive with welfare cheques demanding a month's supply of groceries. The store did more business that week than in the preceding month. CUSTOMERS RESTRICTED Only members of the Corner Store Food Plan Committee are permitted to shop in the store. Membership is free, but to qualify a person has to be on old-age pension disability pension or welfare. There are about 500 members. Before the store opened, it tried unsuccessfully to get start-up funds from various government plans. Equipment was donated by St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul Society. Safety standards force car seats off market TORONTO (CP) An of- ficial of the Canadian Stan- dards Association (CSA) says the new federal regulations designed to protect children from unsafe children's car seats will actually make driv- ing with infants less safe. Joy Moon, chairman of the CSA's child seating systems committee, said the regulations, effective November, 1975, will force all children's car seats available in North America off the Canadian market "and pos- sibly kill more kids." "They will be back in the arms of their mothers getting Sensuality featured in resort designs NEW YORK (AP) Calvin Klein's resort collection covers every facet of leisure life for today's young-thinking women and men in bright colors and softer fabrics. Bias and wrap skirts were shown this week in sheer voiles and cottons, many tied low on the hip, adding a touch of sensuality to the design. Terrycloth was used for hooded warmups and pullovers for both sexes, and for bikini bottoms in swimwear. Klein's warm-weather fash- ions emphasize comfort, easy movement and the body's own naturalness. For women, his soft open blouses reveal bared breasts. The braless look also is shown in skinny ruffled tee-shirts and bikini bathing suit bot- toms with matching unbutton- ed cardigans. His drawstring jeans and trousers for men gave the look of pyjama bottoms, loosely clinging to the hips for a greater fluidity. Elizabeth Sweet sent the ongmal an for her quoie. 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