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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.
Inhaled aprotinin found to reduce viral load in mild-to-moderate COVID-19

Inhaled aprotinin found to reduce viral load in mild-to-moderate COVID-19

The safety and preliminary efficacy of OP-101 in patients with severe COVID-19

The safety and preliminary efficacy of OP-101 in patients with severe COVID-19

How does the flu vaccine affect the risk of contracting COVID-19?

How does the flu vaccine affect the risk of contracting COVID-19?

What are the recommendations to prevent obesity in midlife women?

What are the recommendations to prevent obesity in midlife women?

Researchers assess Alzheimer's disease risk and anti-diabetic drugs

Researchers assess Alzheimer's disease risk and anti-diabetic drugs

High prevalence of fungal secondary infections among COVID-19 patients

High prevalence of fungal secondary infections among COVID-19 patients

What is the safety of Molnupiravir against SARS-CoV-2 in the elderly?

What is the safety of Molnupiravir against SARS-CoV-2 in the elderly?

Study aims to investigate the effects of digital diabetes prevention program on weight, physical activity

Study aims to investigate the effects of digital diabetes prevention program on weight, physical activity

Years of life lost associated with leading causes of US death during the first 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Years of life lost associated with leading causes of US death during the first 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Icelandic study reveals how many children experience severe COVID symptoms

Icelandic study reveals how many children experience severe COVID symptoms

UK study finds an increase in cardiovascular diseases and diabetes up to 12 months after COVID-19

UK study finds an increase in cardiovascular diseases and diabetes up to 12 months after COVID-19

Smoking increases risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients

Smoking increases risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients

Patients who contract COVID-19 face a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes

Patients who contract COVID-19 face a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes

Low rate of COVID-19 vaccination among high-risk pregnant women

Low rate of COVID-19 vaccination among high-risk pregnant women

Diabetes not strongly associated with in-hospital COVID mortality

Diabetes not strongly associated with in-hospital COVID mortality

COVID-19 impairs the insulin/IGF signaling pathway

COVID-19 impairs the insulin/IGF signaling pathway

The role of myostatin in female fertility

The role of myostatin in female fertility

SARS-CoV-2 infection of lung endothelial cells and pulmonary capillary microthrombosis

SARS-CoV-2 infection of lung endothelial cells and pulmonary capillary microthrombosis

AAP recommends breastfeeding for 2 years

AAP recommends breastfeeding for 2 years

Ischemic stroke risk may be higher after COVID-19 compared to flu or bacterial pneumonia

Ischemic stroke risk may be higher after COVID-19 compared to flu or bacterial pneumonia