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2010-06-15 00:36:19

Insulin-producing beta cells can proliferate in patients recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School, working in collaboration with colleagues from Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the University of Brighton, have used a unique collection of pancreas specimens taken from patients who died soon after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes to show that they respond to the ongoing process of destruction by inducing their islet cells to proliferate. The research is...

2010-06-09 13:15:43

Highlighted in special issue of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics The growing use of insulin delivery devices such as pens and pumps may help individuals with diabetes optimize blood glucose control and minimize their risk for chronic health problems associated with diabetes, as described in a Special Supplement to Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (http://www.liebertpub.com). The issue is available free online...

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2010-06-02 11:08:47

After years of research and anticipation, insulin pills that could make it easier for millions of patients worldwide to manage diabetes are finally moving ahead in clinical trials and a step-closer to the medicine cabinet. That's among the topics highlighted in a two-part cover story on drug manufacturing in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Correspondent Ann Thayer notes that drug manufacturers have tried for years to...

2010-05-13 08:56:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2020, new cases of Type 1 diabetes in children younger than five are expected to double if current trends continue, according to a study published in The Lancet. Diabetes is an epidemic, with numbers of those suffering from diabetes and its complications increasing worldwide. The International Diabetes Foundation estimates there are 246 million adults worldwide suffering from diabetes today; by 2025, the figure is expected to reach 380 million....

2010-04-15 07:41:18

Mass. General, Boston University researchers run first clinical trial of system using 2 hormones An artificial pancreas system that closely mimics the body's blood sugar control mechanism was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in a small group of patients. The system, combining a blood glucose monitor and insulin pump technology with software that directs administration of insulin and the blood-sugar-raising hormone glucagon, was developed at Boston...

2010-04-05 07:45:07

Alpha cells in the pancreas, which do not produce insulin, can convert into insulin-producing beta cells, advancing the prospect of regenerating beta cells as a cure for type 1 diabetes. The findings come from a study at the University of Geneva, co-funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, that is published today in the online edition of the scientific journal Nature. The researchers, led by Dr. Pedro L. Herrera, demonstrated that beta cells will spontaneously regenerate after...

2010-03-16 06:55:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Tolerx, Inc., today announced the publication in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, of the four-year follow-up clinical data from new onset type 1 diabetes (T1DM) patients (age 12-39) who received a single short course of therapy with otelixizumab (ChAglyCD3). In this clinical study conducted by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Center for Beta Cell Therapy in Diabetes based in...

2010-02-05 14:15:37

Scientists in Cambridge have made a significant step towards developing a so-called "artificial pancreas" system for managing type 1 diabetes in children. The team has developed and successfully tested a new algorithm, providing a stepping stone to home testing for the artificial pancreas. The new study "“ funded by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and published today in The Lancet "“ shows that using an artificial pancreas system overnight can significantly reduce the...

2010-02-05 08:30:00

-- Research Shows Closed-Loop Systems Control Diabetes, Reduce Dangerous Low Blood Sugar -- LONDON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a landmark study in children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes, JDRF-funded researchers at the University of Cambridge showed that using a first-generation artificial pancreas system overnight can lower the risk of low blood sugar emergencies while sleeping, and at the same time improve diabetes control. Results from the studies are published in the...

2010-02-03 17:01:45

A hormone responsible for the body's stress response is also linked to the growth of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, according to JDRF- funded researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California. The findings are the latest advances to underscore the potential for regeneration as a key component of a possible cure for type 1 diabetes. The research, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was led by Wylie Vale, Ph.D., Professor...


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