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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.
Renal stem cells can be isolated from urine

Renal stem cells can be isolated from urine

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Plant flavonols significantly reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Plant flavonols significantly reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve cardiovascular protection from use of SGLT2 inhibitors

Patients with type 2 diabetes can achieve cardiovascular protection from use of SGLT2 inhibitors

Time to include standard care screenings for diagnosis of pre-symptomatic type 1 diabetes

Time to include standard care screenings for diagnosis of pre-symptomatic type 1 diabetes

Diabetes-related proteins seen in high-res for the first time

Diabetes-related proteins seen in high-res for the first time

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

Gastric bypass more likely to require further treatment than gastric sleeve

Study of glycobiology and glycan diagnostics in personalized medicine featured in OMICS special issue

Study of glycobiology and glycan diagnostics in personalized medicine featured in OMICS special issue

Diabetes is an independent risk factor for development of heart failure, study shows

Diabetes is an independent risk factor for development of heart failure, study shows

High BMI may improve the chance of survival in certain cancers

High BMI may improve the chance of survival in certain cancers

The number of people who need renal replacement therapy is increasing

The number of people who need renal replacement therapy is increasing

High lipoprotein(A) levels in people with type 1 diabetes add to elevated risk of cardiovascular disease

High lipoprotein(A) levels in people with type 1 diabetes add to elevated risk of cardiovascular disease

Smoking during pregnancy may increase woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes

Smoking during pregnancy may increase woman's risk of developing gestational diabetes

Sexual dysfunction is a common complication in type 1 diabetes patients

Sexual dysfunction is a common complication in type 1 diabetes patients

Nutraceuticals could help prevent diabetes

Nutraceuticals could help prevent diabetes

Acute kidney injury on the rise in hospitalized pregnant women

Acute kidney injury on the rise in hospitalized pregnant women

Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation

Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation

Insomnia maybe a significant risk factor for heart attacks and strokes

Insomnia maybe a significant risk factor for heart attacks and strokes

Light sensitive insulin secreting switches to help diabetics in blood sugar control

Light sensitive insulin secreting switches to help diabetics in blood sugar control

Two-hormone combo test predicts prostate cancer risk

Two-hormone combo test predicts prostate cancer risk