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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.
The effectiveness of molnupiravir and nirmatrelvir/ritonavir in reducing hospitalization and deaths in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients

The effectiveness of molnupiravir and nirmatrelvir/ritonavir in reducing hospitalization and deaths in non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients

New analysis finds increase in success and efficiency of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention

New analysis finds increase in success and efficiency of chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention

Gestational diabetes mellitus in overweight and obese pregnant women may increase COVID-19 severity

Gestational diabetes mellitus in overweight and obese pregnant women may increase COVID-19 severity

Why do diabetic patients have more severe SARS-CoV-2 infections?

Why do diabetic patients have more severe SARS-CoV-2 infections?

Lean people with NAFLD more likely to have cardiovascular disease than those who are overweight

Lean people with NAFLD more likely to have cardiovascular disease than those who are overweight

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy linked to CVD risk later in life

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy linked to CVD risk later in life

Study highlights a serious gap in dietary prevention strategies for gestational diabetes

Study highlights a serious gap in dietary prevention strategies for gestational diabetes

Researchers report widespread prevalence of reactive and acute inflammatory CNS microvasculopathy in 36 COVID-19 brain autopsies

Researchers report widespread prevalence of reactive and acute inflammatory CNS microvasculopathy in 36 COVID-19 brain autopsies

Study confirms accuracy of new generation GastroPanel® test

Study confirms accuracy of new generation GastroPanel® test

Is type 1 diabetes likely to rise after the COVID pandemic?

Is type 1 diabetes likely to rise after the COVID pandemic?

New WHO report recommends interventions and policy options to tackle obesity in Europe

New WHO report recommends interventions and policy options to tackle obesity in Europe

Clinical characteristics of immunocompromised patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

Clinical characteristics of immunocompromised patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

Gum Health Day 2022 calls for prevention, early detection, and effective treatment of gum diseases

Gum Health Day 2022 calls for prevention, early detection, and effective treatment of gum diseases

Living near fast food outlets in South Asia associated with increased risk of Type 2 diabetes

Living near fast food outlets in South Asia associated with increased risk of Type 2 diabetes

Chromogranin A plasma levels increase in COVID - predict mortality

Chromogranin A plasma levels increase in COVID - predict mortality

Interleukin-6 levels predict early withdrawal of COVID-19 patients from mechanical ventilation

Interleukin-6 levels predict early withdrawal of COVID-19 patients from mechanical ventilation

The involvement of the skeletal muscles in long COVID-19

The involvement of the skeletal muscles in long COVID-19

Study investigates the breast milk microbiome in HIV-positive mothers

Study investigates the breast milk microbiome in HIV-positive mothers

COVID-19 study proves ivermectin ineffective

COVID-19 study proves ivermectin ineffective

The longest duration of SARS-CoV-2 positivity after initial diagnosis

The longest duration of SARS-CoV-2 positivity after initial diagnosis