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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.
Hypoglycemic episodes increase dementia risk in seniors with type 2 diabetes

Hypoglycemic episodes increase dementia risk in seniors with type 2 diabetes

Geographic patterns of frequent mental distress

Geographic patterns of frequent mental distress

Children with problems regulating their behavior more likely to become overweight preteens

Children with problems regulating their behavior more likely to become overweight preteens

Children with low self-control more likely to become overweight preteens

Children with low self-control more likely to become overweight preteens

Certain personality traits may be important to healthy aging

Certain personality traits may be important to healthy aging

Long-acting insulin analogues in type 2 diabetes: advantage over human insulin not proven

Long-acting insulin analogues in type 2 diabetes: advantage over human insulin not proven

Bariatric surgery shows potential for resolving type 2 diabetes

Bariatric surgery shows potential for resolving type 2 diabetes

Dapagliflozin trial results indicate improvement in key glycemic measures in treatment-naive type 2 diabetes

Dapagliflozin trial results indicate improvement in key glycemic measures in treatment-naive type 2 diabetes

FDA approves Symbyax for treatment-resistant depression

FDA approves Symbyax for treatment-resistant depression

Tobacco for drug synthesis

Tobacco for drug synthesis

MannKind Corporation submits NDA for Afresa for treatment of diabetes

MannKind Corporation submits NDA for Afresa for treatment of diabetes

Dendritic cells ensure immune tolerance

Dendritic cells ensure immune tolerance

Statins reduce odds of an asthma-related hospitalization or ER visit

Statins reduce odds of an asthma-related hospitalization or ER visit

Mandatory obstructive sleep apnea screenings could reduce risk of truck crashes

Mandatory obstructive sleep apnea screenings could reduce risk of truck crashes

Diabetes and elevated levels of cholesterol linked to faster cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients

Diabetes and elevated levels of cholesterol linked to faster cognitive decline in Alzheimer's patients

Diabetes and elevated levels of cholesterol linked to cognitive decline in Alzheimer's

Diabetes and elevated levels of cholesterol linked to cognitive decline in Alzheimer's

Bariatric surgery resolves obesity-induced type 2 diabetes mellitus

Bariatric surgery resolves obesity-induced type 2 diabetes mellitus

Mindset BioPharmaceuticals receives notice of allowance for European patent related to insulin sensitizers in dementia and memory loss

Mindset BioPharmaceuticals receives notice of allowance for European patent related to insulin sensitizers in dementia and memory loss

Discovery of novel genetic markers linked to increased risk of heart attack

Discovery of novel genetic markers linked to increased risk of heart attack

New diagnoses encourage people to make health behavior changes

New diagnoses encourage people to make health behavior changes