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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.
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

Exercise helps overweight men with erectile dysfunction

Exercise helps overweight men with erectile dysfunction

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Chronic diseases are the largest cause of death in the world

Chronic diseases are the largest cause of death in the world

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

Obese women more likely to have pregnancy complications and caesarean sections than women of average weight

People with pre-diabetes can make changes to prevent serious illness

People with pre-diabetes can make changes to prevent serious illness

Eating habits matter as much as medicine for those with type 2 diabetes

Eating habits matter as much as medicine for those with type 2 diabetes

Bad hygiene may be good for you

Bad hygiene may be good for you

Intensive diabetes management yields positive results

Intensive diabetes management yields positive results

AMT Obtains Orphan Drug Designation for Its LPL Gene Therapy Product

AMT Obtains Orphan Drug Designation for Its LPL Gene Therapy Product

Gene Responsible for The Most Common Form of Diabetes

Gene Responsible for The Most Common Form of Diabetes