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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.
Migraine diagnosed prior to pregnancy linked to adverse outcomes during pregnancy

Migraine diagnosed prior to pregnancy linked to adverse outcomes during pregnancy

Study aims to better understand the effect of spinal cord stimulation on chronic pain and sleep

Study aims to better understand the effect of spinal cord stimulation on chronic pain and sleep

Keto diet as a PCOS treatment

Keto diet as a PCOS treatment

Microbial polyphenols in Mediterranean diet improve cardiovascular health

Microbial polyphenols in Mediterranean diet improve cardiovascular health

Transcriptomic analysis of placental tissue aids in understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy at the cellular level

Transcriptomic analysis of placental tissue aids in understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy at the cellular level

Study shows the effectiveness of web-based interventions for promoting weight loss

Study shows the effectiveness of web-based interventions for promoting weight loss

Vaccinated women well protected against severe COVID-19 symptoms, complications during pregnancy

Vaccinated women well protected against severe COVID-19 symptoms, complications during pregnancy

Mother's healthy, comprehensive diet supports the child's neurodevelopment, study reveals

Mother's healthy, comprehensive diet supports the child's neurodevelopment, study reveals

What is the impact of maternal hypertension and mental disorders on neonatal outcomes?

What is the impact of maternal hypertension and mental disorders on neonatal outcomes?

Researchers identify plasma metabolomic markers for the Mediterranean diet among pregnant women

Researchers identify plasma metabolomic markers for the Mediterranean diet among pregnant women

Green tea may protect against telomere shortening due to biological aging

Green tea may protect against telomere shortening due to biological aging

Real-world effectiveness of the bivalent vaccine for preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations in non-hospitalized subjects

Real-world effectiveness of the bivalent vaccine for preventing COVID-19 hospitalizations in non-hospitalized subjects

The attitudes of women with a new diagnosis of gestational diabetes to the required lifestyle changes

The attitudes of women with a new diagnosis of gestational diabetes to the required lifestyle changes

Study suggests COVID-19 can cause diabetes

Study suggests COVID-19 can cause diabetes

A need for more research on how lifestyle interventions could help high-risk pregnant populations

A need for more research on how lifestyle interventions could help high-risk pregnant populations

Current research on gut microbial modulation with culinary herbs and spices

Current research on gut microbial modulation with culinary herbs and spices

Mediterranean diet may benefit health in part by incorporating moderate wine consumption

Mediterranean diet may benefit health in part by incorporating moderate wine consumption

Dietary supplement can reverse the signs of heart disease in a subset of patients

Dietary supplement can reverse the signs of heart disease in a subset of patients

The metabolic links between diet-induced changes in the gut and NASH

The metabolic links between diet-induced changes in the gut and NASH

Olive oil is beneficial for maternal-fetal health

Olive oil is beneficial for maternal-fetal health