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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.
Strong relationship between kids academic achievement and fitness

Strong relationship between kids academic achievement and fitness

Weight loss surgery reduces components of  metabolic syndrome in obese patients

Weight loss surgery reduces components of metabolic syndrome in obese patients

People with diabetes mellitus have three to four times the risk of developing liver cancer

People with diabetes mellitus have three to four times the risk of developing liver cancer

Lifestyle factors that increase the risk of heart disease in adults begin to take hold in childhood

Lifestyle factors that increase the risk of heart disease in adults begin to take hold in childhood

Treatment of obesity reduces the onset of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, high cholesterol levels, diabetes mellitus, and even erectile dysfunction

Treatment of obesity reduces the onset of lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, high cholesterol levels, diabetes mellitus, and even erectile dysfunction

Indiana health officials are appealing to health care providers to limit use of this year’s diminished supply of flu vaccine

Indiana health officials are appealing to health care providers to limit use of this year’s diminished supply of flu vaccine

Interleukin-6 has potential as a therapeutic drug in treating metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis

Interleukin-6 has potential as a therapeutic drug in treating metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis

New genomic, proteomic tools yield clues to exercise/diet effects on obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

New genomic, proteomic tools yield clues to exercise/diet effects on obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

New methods for the growth and development of human pancreatic beta islets

New methods for the growth and development of human pancreatic beta islets

Boldly colored tableware is a mealtime aid to those with severe Alzheimer's disease

Boldly colored tableware is a mealtime aid to those with severe Alzheimer's disease

Small proportion of women eligible for discussions about use of tamoxifen to prevent cancer

Small proportion of women eligible for discussions about use of tamoxifen to prevent cancer

Cochlear implantation leads to a higher quality of life in elderly patients

Cochlear implantation leads to a higher quality of life in elderly patients

Cymbalta approved for diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain

Cymbalta approved for diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain

NHS Direct Online web site too confusing for most

NHS Direct Online web site too confusing for most

Diabetes mellitus in acute coronary syndromes – worse for women

Diabetes mellitus in acute coronary syndromes – worse for women

Summary of The Euro Heart Survey on the diabetic state of patients with coronary artery disease

Summary of The Euro Heart Survey on the diabetic state of patients with coronary artery disease

New methods to aid research into the causes of diabetes

New methods to aid research into the causes of diabetes

Obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children

Obesity in mothers is one of the most decisive factors contributing to the appearance of congenital malformations in their children

Fluoxetine, orlistat, and sibutramine can diabetics achieve significant weight loss

Fluoxetine, orlistat, and sibutramine can diabetics achieve significant weight loss

Drop in systolic blood pressure may indicate imminent likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia

Drop in systolic blood pressure may indicate imminent likelihood of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia