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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.
Has COVID-19 affected diabetes care?

Has COVID-19 affected diabetes care?

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

Study suggests potential therapeutic strategy against diabetes

Study suggests potential therapeutic strategy against diabetes

Men who had early puberty at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Men who had early puberty at higher risk of type 2 diabetes

The cost of excessive sugar in the diet

The cost of excessive sugar in the diet

Antioxidant treatment in acute ischemic stroke could delay onset of clinically overt dementia

Antioxidant treatment in acute ischemic stroke could delay onset of clinically overt dementia

Type 1 diabetes mellitus comprises of two different conditions based on age

Type 1 diabetes mellitus comprises of two different conditions based on age

Rotavirus vaccination not linked to type 1 diabetes mellitus risk

Rotavirus vaccination not linked to type 1 diabetes mellitus risk

Type 2 diabetes mellitus responds to weight loss surgery

Type 2 diabetes mellitus responds to weight loss surgery

Dental teams could play key role in early detection of Type 2 and pre-diabetes

Dental teams could play key role in early detection of Type 2 and pre-diabetes

Online tools for diabetics improve management and control

Online tools for diabetics improve management and control

Diabetes over-treatment could be more dangerous for elderly find study

Diabetes over-treatment could be more dangerous for elderly find study

Domestic abuse raises the risk of death by 44% finds study

Domestic abuse raises the risk of death by 44% finds study

Scientists use toxin from rattlesnake venom for chronic pain

Scientists use toxin from rattlesnake venom for chronic pain

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

Scientists isolate individual cells that cause autoimmune disease

Scientists isolate individual cells that cause autoimmune disease

Lifestyle changes important for patients on medications for blood pressure or cholesterol

Lifestyle changes important for patients on medications for blood pressure or cholesterol

Renal stem cells can be isolated from urine

Renal stem cells can be isolated from urine

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Plant flavonols significantly reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Plant flavonols significantly reduce Alzheimer’s risk