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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.
Scientists discover the genetic cause of immune disorders

Scientists discover the genetic cause of immune disorders

Research reveals why patients with diabetes have poorer prognosis for prostate cancer

Research reveals why patients with diabetes have poorer prognosis for prostate cancer

Scientists discover how gene mutation affects T cell function to promote immune disorders

Scientists discover how gene mutation affects T cell function to promote immune disorders

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of hypertension

Breastfeeding linked to lower risk of hypertension

Study finds higher risks for asymptomatic paroxysmal AF patients

Study finds higher risks for asymptomatic paroxysmal AF patients

Nano-encapsulation of bilirubin could enhance survival rates of pancreatic islet cells

Nano-encapsulation of bilirubin could enhance survival rates of pancreatic islet cells

First short-acting ‘follow-on’ insulin receives FDA approval to treat diabetes

First short-acting ‘follow-on’ insulin receives FDA approval to treat diabetes

Scientists use computer analysis to complete antibody blueprint

Scientists use computer analysis to complete antibody blueprint

Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease

Study reveals link of male-pattern baldness and premature graying with early heart disease

Treatment with endogenous protein can heal scarring in the lungs

Treatment with endogenous protein can heal scarring in the lungs

Deaths due to diabetes higher than expected in Germany

Deaths due to diabetes higher than expected in Germany

Study explores role of genes in depression vulnerability

Study explores role of genes in depression vulnerability

Better post-weaning diet can reverse potential consequences of early-life high-fat exposure

Better post-weaning diet can reverse potential consequences of early-life high-fat exposure

T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds

T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds

Low serum calcium levels linked to increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Low serum calcium levels linked to increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

Physical stress in preemies plus separation from mothers may have lasting effects into adulthood

Physical stress in preemies plus separation from mothers may have lasting effects into adulthood

Study provides insights into prediction and prevention of Asian dust-related acute myocardial infarctions

Study provides insights into prediction and prevention of Asian dust-related acute myocardial infarctions

New ESC Focused Update provides recommendations on DAPT in patients with coronary artery disease

New ESC Focused Update provides recommendations on DAPT in patients with coronary artery disease

Review focuses on possible role of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

Review focuses on possible role of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases