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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.
Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Role of leptin in immune modulation and pathophysiology of COVID-19

Association of obstructive sleep apnea with hospitalization due to COVID-19

Association of obstructive sleep apnea with hospitalization due to COVID-19

A new model for predicting COVID-19 severity at diagnosis

A new model for predicting COVID-19 severity at diagnosis

FAU researchers urge to prescribe aspirin based on benefit-to-risk not age

FAU researchers urge to prescribe aspirin based on benefit-to-risk not age

Both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events

Both symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events

Healthy dietary habits help reduce risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in pregnant women

Healthy dietary habits help reduce risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in pregnant women

Younger cancer patients at particularly increased risk of mortality from COVID-19

Younger cancer patients at particularly increased risk of mortality from COVID-19

New oral pill for COVID-19 home treatment

New oral pill for COVID-19 home treatment

Study shows risk of long-term impact of COVID-19 on patients with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus

Study shows risk of long-term impact of COVID-19 on patients with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus

Diverse genome sequences generate a polygenic risk score to predict heart disease risk

Diverse genome sequences generate a polygenic risk score to predict heart disease risk

Long-term exposure to air pollution linked to metabolic-associated fatty liver disease

Long-term exposure to air pollution linked to metabolic-associated fatty liver disease

Daytime meals can help regulate bloodstream glucose levels in night shift workers

Daytime meals can help regulate bloodstream glucose levels in night shift workers

Chronic exposure to particulate matter linked with high blood pressure

Chronic exposure to particulate matter linked with high blood pressure

Researchers discover new link between diet, intestinal stem cells and disease

Researchers discover new link between diet, intestinal stem cells and disease

Racial or ethnic group of patients with diabetes influences prognosis of the disease

Racial or ethnic group of patients with diabetes influences prognosis of the disease

COVID-19 vaccination humoral immune response in individuals with diabetes

COVID-19 vaccination humoral immune response in individuals with diabetes

The importance of exercise for those with diabetes in the COVID era

The importance of exercise for those with diabetes in the COVID era

MHRA approves first oral antiviral for the treatment of COVID-19

MHRA approves first oral antiviral for the treatment of COVID-19

Study finds benefits of COVID vaccination in pregnancy outweighs risks

Study finds benefits of COVID vaccination in pregnancy outweighs risks

Factors contributing to a weak antibody response to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Factors contributing to a weak antibody response to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine