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Diabetes mellitus is a severe and debilitating chronic disease that develops in nearly 5 percent of the world’s population. People with this disease have a shortage of insulin or a reduced ability to use insulin, the hormone regulating blood glucose levels, which is normally produced by the pancreas. In the United States alone, an estimated 18 million people have diabetes, and each year about 1 million Americans are diagnosed with the disease. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the US and is responsible for over 200,000 deaths a year. Insulin-dependent (type I) diabetes accounts for around 10% of diabetics. For those patients, suffering from an inability of their pancreas to produce insulin, the only practical treatment possible is regular insulin replacement by multiple daily injections. Transplantation of a pancreas or pancreatic tissue would be beneficial to millions of such patients in that it would restore their normal ability to produce self insulin. Transplantation of human pancreas or pancreatic islets is a practiced and time-honored such therapeutic approach, but is extremely limited by the severe shortage of human donor organs. Tissera's R&D efforts in this domain are directed towards the development of a universally available and reliable source of animal fetal donor pancreatic precursor tissue, suitable for transplantation and eventual normal structural and functional growth in human diabetics.
Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

Results of high-impact clinical trials could improve kidney-related medical care

The results of numerous high-impact clinical trials that could affect kidney-related medical care will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016, November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Study finds link between hypoglycemia and mortality risk in hospitalized patients

Study finds link between hypoglycemia and mortality risk in hospitalized patients

In hospitalized patients, low blood sugar—also known as hypoglycemia—is associated with increased short- and long-term mortality risk, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Study finds link between winter conception and gestational diabetes risk

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother. [More]
Scientists discover new mechanism responsible for regulation of glucose metabolism

Scientists discover new mechanism responsible for regulation of glucose metabolism

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that has become increasingly prevalent in the population: More than six million people are affected by the disease alone in Germany. [More]
Targeted precision medicine can eliminate cancer risk in patients with Type 2 diabetes

Targeted precision medicine can eliminate cancer risk in patients with Type 2 diabetes

The links between Type 2 diabetes and cancer are complex: people suffering from diabetes mellitus essentially have a higher risk of developing cancer but, on top of that, some diabetes drugs are also suspected of increasing the risk in some cases. [More]
Study assesses impact of diabetes mellitus on cardiac geometry

Study assesses impact of diabetes mellitus on cardiac geometry

A study of U.S. Hispanics with diabetes mellitus showed a link between impaired glucose regulation and adverse measures of cardiac function and structure. [More]
Regular physical activity is good, but more is better to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

Regular physical activity is good, but more is better to reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26%, according to new research by UCL and the University of Cambridge. [More]
Research findings raise hope for better treatment of diabetic wounds

Research findings raise hope for better treatment of diabetic wounds

Diabetics often have to contend with wounds that heal poorly. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, the CECAD Excellence Cluster and the Institute of Genetics of the University of Cologne have now gained fresh insights into the underlying cellular mechanisms. [More]
New review shows both types of diabetes increase risk of fragility fractures

New review shows both types of diabetes increase risk of fragility fractures

Recent research has shown that bone health is compromised in people with diabetes, resulting in a significantly higher risk of fragility fracture. [More]
GACD funds international research projects that aim to prevent, manage chronic lung diseases

GACD funds international research projects that aim to prevent, manage chronic lung diseases

Members of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases are funding more than thirteen international research projects into the prevention and management of chronic lung diseases. [More]
Individuals with BED may experience broad array of physical illnesses, study reveals

Individuals with BED may experience broad array of physical illnesses, study reveals

Results from a new study reveal that binge-eating disorder (BED) is associated with increased risk of multiple medical comorbidities. [More]
Improving muscle health could enhance response to insulin in Type 1 diabetes patients

Improving muscle health could enhance response to insulin in Type 1 diabetes patients

Loss of physical strength due to muscle deterioration is a complication for people living with Type 1 diabetes that's often overlooked. New research from McMaster University shows it shouldn't be. [More]
Oral antidiabetic drug modulates the body's nitrogen and urea metabolism

Oral antidiabetic drug modulates the body's nitrogen and urea metabolism

The most frequently prescribed oral antidiabetic drug metformin significantly affects metabolic pathways. [More]
Study reveals risk factors and outcomes of infective endocarditis after TAVR

Study reveals risk factors and outcomes of infective endocarditis after TAVR

Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, younger age, male sex, history of diabetes mellitus, and moderate to severe residual aortic regurgitation were significantly associated with an increased risk of infective endocarditis, and patients who developed endocarditis had high rates of in-hospital mortality and 2-year mortality, according to a study appearing in the September 13 issue of JAMA. [More]
Exposure to air pollution at place of residence could be risk factor for type 2 diabetes

Exposure to air pollution at place of residence could be risk factor for type 2 diabetes

Exposure to air pollution at the place of residence increases the risk of developing insulin resistance as a pre-diabetic state of type 2 diabetes. [More]
Alcohol-related hospitalisation linked to increased risk of ischaemic stroke in atrial fibrillation patients

Alcohol-related hospitalisation linked to increased risk of ischaemic stroke in atrial fibrillation patients

Alcohol related hospitalisation is associated with a doubled risk of ischaemic stroke risk in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, according to a study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Dr Faris Al-Khalili, cardiologist, Karolinska Institutet, Danderyd Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. [More]
Western dietary pattern linked to risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Western dietary pattern linked to risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer's disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of Alzheimer's disease are rising worldwide. [More]
Maternal GDM linked to increased risk of childhood obesity among children aged 9-11 years

Maternal GDM linked to increased risk of childhood obesity among children aged 9-11 years

New research published in Diabetologia shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. [More]
Study shows overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease remains unchanged among U.S. adults

Study shows overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease remains unchanged among U.S. adults

Among U.S. adults with diabetes from 1988 to 2014, the overall prevalence of diabetic kidney disease did not change significantly, while the prevalence of albuminuria declined and the prevalence of reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate increased, according to a study appearing in the August 9 issue of JAMA. [More]
Emperra launches world’s first Bluetooth insulin pen to improve diabetes management

Emperra launches world’s first Bluetooth insulin pen to improve diabetes management

Emperra GmbH based in Germany is launching the world’s first Bluetooth insulin pen on the market and therefore expanding its ESYSTA product system’s function. [More]
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