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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.
Intermittent fasting may protect against type 2 diabetes

Intermittent fasting may protect against type 2 diabetes

Study: Antidepressants reduce mortality by 35% in patients with diabetes

Study: Antidepressants reduce mortality by 35% in patients with diabetes

Researchers highlight need to intensify diabetes screening among older patients with HIV

Researchers highlight need to intensify diabetes screening among older patients with HIV

Small bioengineered implant promises long-lasting relief from Type 1 diabetes

Small bioengineered implant promises long-lasting relief from Type 1 diabetes

Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age linked to increased risk for future heart problems

Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age linked to increased risk for future heart problems

New natural extract inhibits the development of diabetic nephropathy

New natural extract inhibits the development of diabetic nephropathy

Vitamin D and estrogen can prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in women

Vitamin D and estrogen can prevent heart disease, stroke, and diabetes in women

No lasting improvement in insulin secretion with diabetic medication

No lasting improvement in insulin secretion with diabetic medication

Native Hawaiians have highest risk for pancreatic cancer, study shows

Native Hawaiians have highest risk for pancreatic cancer, study shows

Antihypertensive drug use linked with reduction in dementia risk

Antihypertensive drug use linked with reduction in dementia risk

Brigham team presents five-year follow-up results for face transplant patients

Brigham team presents five-year follow-up results for face transplant patients

Doctoral thesis focuses on the role of oxidative stress in Wolfram syndrome and hypothermia

Doctoral thesis focuses on the role of oxidative stress in Wolfram syndrome and hypothermia

Innovative system for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus

Innovative system for treating type 1 diabetes mellitus

Study compares gestational diabetes in India with Sweden

Study compares gestational diabetes in India with Sweden

More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research

More care is needed for patients after kidney transplantations, reports research

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Study finds increasing prevalence of COPD in nonsmokers

Study finds increasing prevalence of COPD in nonsmokers

Cardiovascular benefits of diabetes drug extend across a wide spectrum of patients, shows study

Cardiovascular benefits of diabetes drug extend across a wide spectrum of patients, shows study

Harmless purple bacteria can visualize aspects of tumor heterogeneity

Harmless purple bacteria can visualize aspects of tumor heterogeneity

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children

Medical treatment for gestational diabetes could prevent long-term complications in children