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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.
Study identifies a promising way to delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies a promising way to delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease

Menopause can increase risk of metabolic syndrome, shows study

Menopause can increase risk of metabolic syndrome, shows study

BMI should be assessed in management of COVID-19 patients

BMI should be assessed in management of COVID-19 patients

Heart failure poses the greatest risk of death for people with type 2 diabetes

Heart failure poses the greatest risk of death for people with type 2 diabetes

ACE2 and pattern recognition receptor genes increase with age

ACE2 and pattern recognition receptor genes increase with age

Use of continuous glucose monitoring reduces hypoglycemia in seniors with T1D

Use of continuous glucose monitoring reduces hypoglycemia in seniors with T1D

Study shows lean beef does not adversely affect diabetes and heart health

Study shows lean beef does not adversely affect diabetes and heart health

Millimeter-thick cell-laden hydrogel fiber helps control blood glucose in diabetic mice

Millimeter-thick cell-laden hydrogel fiber helps control blood glucose in diabetic mice

A New Era in Diabetes Care: Launch of new report

A New Era in Diabetes Care: Launch of new report

COVID-19 mortality is significantly higher in hospitalized patients with diabetes

COVID-19 mortality is significantly higher in hospitalized patients with diabetes

New book series brings updated reviews on diabetes and obesity

New book series brings updated reviews on diabetes and obesity

High pre-pregnancy glucose levels linked to adverse outcomes even in non-diabetic women

High pre-pregnancy glucose levels linked to adverse outcomes even in non-diabetic women

New tools for analyzing microbial communities

New tools for analyzing microbial communities

Does abdominal fat affect COVID-19 outcomes?

Does abdominal fat affect COVID-19 outcomes?

Study focuses on COVID-19 patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases

Study focuses on COVID-19 patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases

GlobalData: Diagnosed prevalent cases of angina pectoris expected to reach 22.79 million in 2028

GlobalData: Diagnosed prevalent cases of angina pectoris expected to reach 22.79 million in 2028

Diabetes type 3c is an early manifestation of pancreatic cancer, shows study

Diabetes type 3c is an early manifestation of pancreatic cancer, shows study

Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

Indo-Mediterranean style diets can cause decline in pre-heart failure, arrhythmias

Hydroxychloroquine combined with azithromycin and abnormal heart rhythms in COVID-19 patients

Hydroxychloroquine combined with azithromycin and abnormal heart rhythms in COVID-19 patients

Study marks a major step towards beta cell replacement therapy

Study marks a major step towards beta cell replacement therapy