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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.
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)

Obesity and metabolic syndrome increase risk for severe influenza, COVID-19

Obesity and metabolic syndrome increase risk for severe influenza, COVID-19

Scientists develop new method to determine sizes of immune complexes in blood serum

Scientists develop new method to determine sizes of immune complexes in blood serum

Study results do not show benefit of proteomic analysis for detecting diabetic nephropathy

Study results do not show benefit of proteomic analysis for detecting diabetic nephropathy

Research suggests protective effect of influenza vaccine against COVID-19 severity and mortality

Research suggests protective effect of influenza vaccine against COVID-19 severity and mortality

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