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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.
Relationship between periodonta treatment and overall cost of care for several diseases

Relationship between periodonta treatment and overall cost of care for several diseases

Relationship between periodontal disease, obesity and insulin

Relationship between periodontal disease, obesity and insulin

Rimonabant produces sustained weight loss long term

Rimonabant produces sustained weight loss long term

Almost half of heart attacks are not recognised

Almost half of heart attacks are not recognised

Amputation among patients with diabetes mellitus - increased risk of neuropathy and diabetic ulcers in taller patients

Amputation among patients with diabetes mellitus - increased risk of neuropathy and diabetic ulcers in taller patients

Eating disorders linked to perinatal complications

Eating disorders linked to perinatal complications

Breastfeeding longer lowers risk of type 2 diabetes

Breastfeeding longer lowers risk of type 2 diabetes

Nine risk indicators for periodontal disease

Nine risk indicators for periodontal disease

Obesity linked to dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Obesity linked to dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Children enrolled in fitness-oriented gym classes showed greater loss of body fat

Children enrolled in fitness-oriented gym classes showed greater loss of body fat

48 percent of adults in the U.S. have inadequate health literacy

48 percent of adults in the U.S. have inadequate health literacy

Malfunctioning bone marrow cells cause neuropathy in many people with diabetes

Malfunctioning bone marrow cells cause neuropathy in many people with diabetes

Current clinical practice guidelines are not written with older adults with multiple illnesses in mind

Current clinical practice guidelines are not written with older adults with multiple illnesses in mind

High insulin levels increase inflammatory markers and beta-amyloids

High insulin levels increase inflammatory markers and beta-amyloids

Over-supply of blood sugar could be a major cause of erectile dysfunction in diabetic men

Over-supply of blood sugar could be a major cause of erectile dysfunction in diabetic men

Visceral obesity may be an important risk factor for insulin resistance syndrome in children

Visceral obesity may be an important risk factor for insulin resistance syndrome in children

Ranbaxy receives tentative approval to manufacture and market Glimepiride tablets

Ranbaxy receives tentative approval to manufacture and market Glimepiride tablets

Metformin should be in the first line of defense against type 2 diabetes

Metformin should be in the first line of defense against type 2 diabetes

Immunomedics awarded U.S. and Australian patents

Immunomedics awarded U.S. and Australian patents

Metabolic syndrome prevalent in heart attack patients

Metabolic syndrome prevalent in heart attack patients