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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.
Acute kidney injury on the rise in hospitalized pregnant women

Acute kidney injury on the rise in hospitalized pregnant women

Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation

Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation

Insomnia maybe a significant risk factor for heart attacks and strokes

Insomnia maybe a significant risk factor for heart attacks and strokes

Light sensitive insulin secreting switches to help diabetics in blood sugar control

Light sensitive insulin secreting switches to help diabetics in blood sugar control

Two-hormone combo test predicts prostate cancer risk

Two-hormone combo test predicts prostate cancer risk

AI detects over 95 percent of diabetic retinopathy cases

AI detects over 95 percent of diabetic retinopathy cases

Rotavirus plays role in development of type 1 diabetes

Rotavirus plays role in development of type 1 diabetes

Losing weight and keeping it off could help stabilize or improve cardiometabolic risk factors

Losing weight and keeping it off could help stabilize or improve cardiometabolic risk factors

New study shows link between antidepressant use and gestational diabetes mellitus

New study shows link between antidepressant use and gestational diabetes mellitus

New clinical practice guideline published for adults with community acquired pneumonia

New clinical practice guideline published for adults with community acquired pneumonia

Ticagrelor monotherapy reduces bleeding while preserving ischemic benefit in high-risk PCI patients

Ticagrelor monotherapy reduces bleeding while preserving ischemic benefit in high-risk PCI patients

Pesticide exposure on the job related to more strokes, heart attacks

Pesticide exposure on the job related to more strokes, heart attacks

Fat mass index, not BMI, linked to higher risk of cardiovascular events in diabetic patients

Fat mass index, not BMI, linked to higher risk of cardiovascular events in diabetic patients

New study identifies potential enzyme target for diabetic retinopathy

New study identifies potential enzyme target for diabetic retinopathy

Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA

Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA

Obesity stigma and yo-yo dieting, not BMI, are behind chronic health conditions, dietitian claims

Obesity stigma and yo-yo dieting, not BMI, are behind chronic health conditions, dietitian claims

Economic resurgence not associated with improvement in cardiovascular health

Economic resurgence not associated with improvement in cardiovascular health

Stroke risk higher but heart disease lower in vegetarians

Stroke risk higher but heart disease lower in vegetarians

Ticagrelor reduces heart attacks and strokes for patients with diabetes

Ticagrelor reduces heart attacks and strokes for patients with diabetes

Discovery may help identify signs of type 1 diabetes earlier

Discovery may help identify signs of type 1 diabetes earlier