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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.
Being elderly and illiterate means a significantly higher mortality rate

Being elderly and illiterate means a significantly higher mortality rate

Rapid-acting insulin analogues in diabetes mellitus type 1

Rapid-acting insulin analogues in diabetes mellitus type 1

Review of Rosiglitazone for type 2 diabetes mellitus

Review of Rosiglitazone for type 2 diabetes mellitus

Diabetics experience more complications during hospitalization for trauma

Diabetics experience more complications during hospitalization for trauma

Hydroxychloroquine may reduce risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Hydroxychloroquine may reduce risk of diabetes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Exercise reduces inflammation

Exercise reduces inflammation

15,000 children and adolescents in the United States are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes annually

15,000 children and adolescents in the United States are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes annually

Portion-control dishes may help obese diabetics lose weight

Portion-control dishes may help obese diabetics lose weight

Obesity associated with lower risk of active pulmonary tuberculosis in older population of Hong Kong

Obesity associated with lower risk of active pulmonary tuberculosis in older population of Hong Kong

Obese heart attack patients more likely to survive after treatment than normal weight patients

Obese heart attack patients more likely to survive after treatment than normal weight patients

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have greater arterial stiffness

People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have greater arterial stiffness

Globalization of Western lifestyle has led to diabetes being a major health care problem worldwide

Globalization of Western lifestyle has led to diabetes being a major health care problem worldwide

Vitamin D significantly reduces the risk of cancer

Vitamin D significantly reduces the risk of cancer

Diabetes easily identified in pregnant women with simple blood test

Diabetes easily identified in pregnant women with simple blood test

Sleep apnea is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus and pregnancy-induced hypertension

Sleep apnea is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus and pregnancy-induced hypertension

Glucosamine-like dietary supplement suppresses autoimmune response in multiple sclerosis and type-1 diabetes mellitus

Glucosamine-like dietary supplement suppresses autoimmune response in multiple sclerosis and type-1 diabetes mellitus

Steroidal hormones for contraception in women with sickle cell disease

Steroidal hormones for contraception in women with sickle cell disease

Ten genetic variants associated with type 2 diabetes

Ten genetic variants associated with type 2 diabetes

Obesity may be associated with disability in workers

Obesity may be associated with disability in workers

Link between psoriasis and diabetes and atherosclerosis

Link between psoriasis and diabetes and atherosclerosis