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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.
Years of life lost associated with leading causes of US death during the first 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Years of life lost associated with leading causes of US death during the first 20 months of the COVID-19 pandemic

Icelandic study reveals how many children experience severe COVID symptoms

Icelandic study reveals how many children experience severe COVID symptoms

UK study finds an increase in cardiovascular diseases and diabetes up to 12 months after COVID-19

UK study finds an increase in cardiovascular diseases and diabetes up to 12 months after COVID-19

Smoking increases risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients

Smoking increases risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in hospitalized patients

Patients who contract COVID-19 face a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes

Patients who contract COVID-19 face a higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes

Low rate of COVID-19 vaccination among high-risk pregnant women

Low rate of COVID-19 vaccination among high-risk pregnant women

Diabetes not strongly associated with in-hospital COVID mortality

Diabetes not strongly associated with in-hospital COVID mortality

COVID-19 impairs the insulin/IGF signaling pathway

COVID-19 impairs the insulin/IGF signaling pathway

The role of myostatin in female fertility

The role of myostatin in female fertility

SARS-CoV-2 infection of lung endothelial cells and pulmonary capillary microthrombosis

SARS-CoV-2 infection of lung endothelial cells and pulmonary capillary microthrombosis

AAP recommends breastfeeding for 2 years

AAP recommends breastfeeding for 2 years

Ischemic stroke risk may be higher after COVID-19 compared to flu or bacterial pneumonia

Ischemic stroke risk may be higher after COVID-19 compared to flu or bacterial pneumonia

Investigating PREVENT-19 trial findings of serological correlates of immune protection and risk against COVID-19

Investigating PREVENT-19 trial findings of serological correlates of immune protection and risk against COVID-19

Is the ability to complete a 10- second one-legged stance associated with all-cause mortality?

Is the ability to complete a 10- second one-legged stance associated with all-cause mortality?

Research suggests profound SARS-CoV-2 mutations are rare even among immunosuppressed

Research suggests profound SARS-CoV-2 mutations are rare even among immunosuppressed

Scientists find new link between high-fat, high-fructose diets and Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Scientists find new link between high-fat, high-fructose diets and Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Ayurvedic medicine is effective in blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes, study finds

Ayurvedic medicine is effective in blood sugar control in patients with type 2 diabetes, study finds

Molnupiravir reduces hospitalizations and deaths in at-risk, unvaccinated adults with COVID

Molnupiravir reduces hospitalizations and deaths in at-risk, unvaccinated adults with COVID

The risk of developing incident diabetes following hospital discharge or at least 28 days after COVID-19 diagnosis

The risk of developing incident diabetes following hospital discharge or at least 28 days after COVID-19 diagnosis

The effect of corticosteroids on mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients

The effect of corticosteroids on mortality in hospitalized COVID-19 patients