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2012-01-13 06:51:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire)- Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body's own immune system attacking its pancreatic islet beta cells and requires daily injections of insulin to regulate the patient's blood glucose levels. A new method found in the BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine uses stem cells from cord blood to reeducate the T cells in a diabetic's blood to restart the pancreatic function and reduce the need for insulin. In Stem Cell Educator therapy, lymphocytes were separated from...

2012-01-12 21:16:29

New technology could potentially lead to new therapeutics for Type I diabetes with improved efficacy and reduced side effects A research collaboration between the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Children's Hospital Boston has developed "smart" injectable nanotherapeutics that can be programmed to selectively deliver drugs to the cells of the pancreas. Although this nanotechnology will need significant additional testing and development before...

2012-01-09 17:25:30

New research published in the American Journal of Pathology New research reveals that insulin applied in therapeutic doses selectively stimulates the formation of new elastic fibers in cultures of human aortic smooth muscle cells. These results advance the understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of diabetic vascular disease. The study is published in the February issue of the American Journal of Pathology. "Our results particularly endorse the use of insulin therapy for...

2012-01-05 12:31:45

The Endocrine Society releases new clinical practice guideline on the management of hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients in a non-critical care setting Hyperglycemia, or having high glucose levels in the blood, is a common, serious and costly health care problem in hospitalized patients. Today, The Endocrine Society released a clinical practice guideline (CPG) providing recommendations for practical and safe glycemic targets and describing protocols and system improvements required to...

2011-12-28 18:00:00

The world diabetes care devices market was worth USD 16.2 billion last year and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 6% to reach USD 24.3 billion in 2017. New market research report “Asia-Pacific Diabetes Care Devices Market Outlook to 2017 - Glucose Monitoring and Insulin Delivery” developed by GlobalData has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) December 28, 2011 The world diabetes care devices market was worth USD 16.2 billion last year and is...

2011-12-12 17:04:19

A rare genetic disorder has given researchers at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, a surprising insight into how the pancreas develops. The finding provides a clue to how it may be possible to 'program' stem cells — master cells in the body that can develop into specialized cells — to become pancreatic cells. Pancreatic agenesis is a rare condition in which the body is unable to produce a pancreas. The pancreas plays an essential role in...


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