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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.
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

Origins of Type 2 diabetes differ between males and females, research shows

Origins of Type 2 diabetes differ between males and females, research shows

SARS-CoV-2 transmitters have 3 times higher viral loads than non-transmitters

SARS-CoV-2 transmitters have 3 times higher viral loads than non-transmitters

SARS-CoV-2 in diabetes pathogenesis

SARS-CoV-2 in diabetes pathogenesis

Study evaluates efficacy of isotretinoin in improving COVID-19 outcomes

Study evaluates efficacy of isotretinoin in improving COVID-19 outcomes

New study analyzes COVID-19 outcomes in patients with cancer

New study analyzes COVID-19 outcomes in patients with cancer

Study reveals differential blood glycoprotein profiles in symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

Study reveals differential blood glycoprotein profiles in symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 patients

High prevalence of new-onset diabetes with ketoacidosis observed in children during COVID-19 pandemic

High prevalence of new-onset diabetes with ketoacidosis observed in children during COVID-19 pandemic

A predictive model for COVID-19 outcomes

A predictive model for COVID-19 outcomes

Study explores differentially expressed immune genes for COVID-19 patient stratification

Study explores differentially expressed immune genes for COVID-19 patient stratification

Diabetes and the mTOR pathway in COVID-19 patients

Diabetes and the mTOR pathway in COVID-19 patients

Metabolites could be used as biomarkers for forensic diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

Metabolites could be used as biomarkers for forensic diagnosis of diabetes mellitus

White blood cell count as a prognostic indicator of COVID-19

White blood cell count as a prognostic indicator of COVID-19

The effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on pregnant mothers, the placenta, and infants

The effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on pregnant mothers, the placenta, and infants