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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.
Researchers aim to better understand clinical features associated with COVID-19 mortality

Researchers aim to better understand clinical features associated with COVID-19 mortality

Natural treatment based on flour made from mealworms can help prevent Type II diabetes mellitus

Natural treatment based on flour made from mealworms can help prevent Type II diabetes mellitus

Study finds more children infected by coronavirus during the second wave in Germany

Study finds more children infected by coronavirus during the second wave in Germany

The interaction between blood clotting and SARS-CoV-2 infection

The interaction between blood clotting and SARS-CoV-2 infection

New Phase 1 clinical trial of investigational vaccine against B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant begins

New Phase 1 clinical trial of investigational vaccine against B.1.351 SARS-CoV-2 variant begins

Study explains the link between psoriasis treatment and cardiovascular diseases

Study explains the link between psoriasis treatment and cardiovascular diseases

Researchers explore a case of diabetic ketoacidosis in patient with atezolizumab-induced autoimmune diabetes

Researchers explore a case of diabetic ketoacidosis in patient with atezolizumab-induced autoimmune diabetes

Gene expression of viral entry factors may explain the differences of COVID-19 severity

Gene expression of viral entry factors may explain the differences of COVID-19 severity

New calculators could enable clinicians to better stratify risk in COVID-infected patients

New calculators could enable clinicians to better stratify risk in COVID-infected patients

Sheep model may help address fertility problems in women

Sheep model may help address fertility problems in women

Some nutritional supplements may help prevent or mitigate COVID-19 severity

Some nutritional supplements may help prevent or mitigate COVID-19 severity

New diagnostic approach to evaluate the skin complications of diabetes mellitus

New diagnostic approach to evaluate the skin complications of diabetes mellitus

Addressing vision loss caused by diabetes

Addressing vision loss caused by diabetes

Study finds low SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses in asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases

Study finds low SARS-CoV-2 antibody responses in asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases

Study uncovers a novel promising target for diabetes treatment

Study uncovers a novel promising target for diabetes treatment

New data shows that mINDY gene is involved in blood pressure regulation

New data shows that mINDY gene is involved in blood pressure regulation

Study highlights link between obesity, impaired metabolic health, and COVID-19 severity

Study highlights link between obesity, impaired metabolic health, and COVID-19 severity

Vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

Vitamin D deficiency associated with higher risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

ACE2 and furin levels linked to inflammation in smokers with COVID-19

ACE2 and furin levels linked to inflammation in smokers with COVID-19

Scientists discover genetic variations that have a drastic impact on small molecules

Scientists discover genetic variations that have a drastic impact on small molecules