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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.
Ticagrelor reduces heart attacks and strokes for patients with diabetes

Ticagrelor reduces heart attacks and strokes for patients with diabetes

Discovery may help identify signs of type 1 diabetes earlier

Discovery may help identify signs of type 1 diabetes earlier

How much control is too much in type 1 diabetes?

How much control is too much in type 1 diabetes?

Diabetes in college students linked to depression and distress

Diabetes in college students linked to depression and distress

Fish oils have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes

Fish oils have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes

Changes to mitochondria drive inflammation in type 2 diabetes, not glucose

Changes to mitochondria drive inflammation in type 2 diabetes, not glucose

Study investigates association between migraine diagnoses and dementia

Study investigates association between migraine diagnoses and dementia

Women with diabetes at greater risk for sleep disturbances

Women with diabetes at greater risk for sleep disturbances

Scientists point to enterovirus infection as cause for acute flaccid myelitis

Scientists point to enterovirus infection as cause for acute flaccid myelitis

Eat more plant‐based food, less meat, for better heart health

Eat more plant‐based food, less meat, for better heart health

Whole body vibration helps reduce inflammation, thanks to the gut microbiome

Whole body vibration helps reduce inflammation, thanks to the gut microbiome

Women who begin menstruating at earlier age likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Women who begin menstruating at earlier age likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Researchers develop new predictive risk model for hypoglycemia

Researchers develop new predictive risk model for hypoglycemia

NIH researchers report largest genomic study of type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans

NIH researchers report largest genomic study of type 2 diabetes in sub-Saharan Africans

Mothers with gestational diabetes transferring harmful 'forever chemicals' to their fetus

Mothers with gestational diabetes transferring harmful 'forever chemicals' to their fetus

Metformin use linked to lower risk of dementia in African Americans with type 2 diabetes

Metformin use linked to lower risk of dementia in African Americans with type 2 diabetes

Probiotic containing common gut bacterium could halve cardiovascular disease rates

Probiotic containing common gut bacterium could halve cardiovascular disease rates

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