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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.
Template for COVID-19 management in a rural health system

Template for COVID-19 management in a rural health system

Diet and folic acid can influence pregnancy outcomes

Diet and folic acid can influence pregnancy outcomes

People infected with other types of coronaviruses may have less severe COVID-19 infection

People infected with other types of coronaviruses may have less severe COVID-19 infection

Sebum changes in COVID-19 patients, for future testing and prognosis

Sebum changes in COVID-19 patients, for future testing and prognosis

Severely ill COVID-19 patients on ventilators can experience permanent nerve damage

Severely ill COVID-19 patients on ventilators can experience permanent nerve damage

Gut microbiota composition and function not related to onset of gestational diabetes

Gut microbiota composition and function not related to onset of gestational diabetes

Research finds different patterns of blood use in the brains of older women with Type 2 diabetes

Research finds different patterns of blood use in the brains of older women with Type 2 diabetes

New intervention to help improve outcomes for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes

New intervention to help improve outcomes for adolescents with Type 1 diabetes

Negligible ACE2 expression in human beta-cells

Negligible ACE2 expression in human beta-cells

Weight loss can prevent or even reverse diabetes, shows study

Weight loss can prevent or even reverse diabetes, shows study

Study: Preventive medications reduce risk of heart attacks in diabetic patients

Study: Preventive medications reduce risk of heart attacks in diabetic patients

Dusp8 protein has regulatory effects on hypothalamic insulin sensitivity

Dusp8 protein has regulatory effects on hypothalamic insulin sensitivity

Smartphones could be used to detect Type 2 diabetes

Smartphones could be used to detect Type 2 diabetes

Combination of gout and diabetes carries increased risk of amputation

Combination of gout and diabetes carries increased risk of amputation

New articles focus on recent developments in the field of health preference research

New articles focus on recent developments in the field of health preference research

COVID-19 patient with repeatedly undetectable SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

COVID-19 patient with repeatedly undetectable SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Scientists explore mechanisms involved in the development of liver disease

Scientists explore mechanisms involved in the development of liver disease

Study finds increase in comorbidities, mortality risk among hospitalized patients with heart failure

Study finds increase in comorbidities, mortality risk among hospitalized patients with heart failure

More than half of American children lack cardiorespiratory fitness

More than half of American children lack cardiorespiratory fitness

Developing a Better Understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Developing a Better Understanding of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)