Quantcast

Latest Beta cell Stories

2012-03-02 11:28:04

Scientists at the Diabetes Research Institute have developed a revolutionary technique to provide critical oxygen for maintaining the survival of insulin-producing cells. This is the first time that scientists have been able to successfully deliver oxygen locally to beta cells using a biomaterial. The results of the study, which represents a major step toward the goal of developing an alternative site to house insulin-producing cells, were just published in the prestigious journal Proceedings...

2012-02-24 06:20:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New research has found that insulin production may persist for decades after the onset of type 1 diabetes. Beta cell functioning also appears to be preserved in some patients years after apparent loss of pancreatic function. "Traditionally, it was thought that beta cell function completely ceased in patients with advanced type 1 diabetes. However, data from this study and others suggest that the pancreas continues to function at some level even decades after the...

2012-02-23 06:21:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New research has found that insulin production may persist for decades after the onset of type 1 diabetes. Beta cell functioning also appears to be preserved in some patients years after apparent loss of pancreatic function. "Traditionally, it was thought that beta cell function completely ceased in patients with advanced type 1 diabetes. However, data from this study and others suggest that the pancreas continues to function at some level even decades after the...

2012-02-21 23:12:34

C-peptide production and beta cell functioning detected decades after disease onset Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research has found that insulin production may persist for decades after the onset of type 1 diabetes. Beta cell functioning also appears to be preserved in some patients years after apparent loss of pancreatic function. "Traditionally, it was thought that beta cell function completely ceased in patients with advanced type 1 diabetes. However, data from this study and...

2012-02-17 00:38:02

Scientists have taken a remarkably detailed look at the initial steps that occur in the body when type 1 diabetes mellitus first develops in a child or young adult. The analysis comes from a team of researchers and physicians at the University of Rochester Medical Center who have expertise both in the laboratory and in treating patients. The team studied children from ages 8 to 18 within 48 hours of their diagnosis with type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the body´s immune...

2012-02-06 22:38:00

Sanford-Burnham researchers discover taste receptors in pancreatic beta cells that can sense fructose and stimulate insulin secretion Taste receptors on the tongue help us distinguish between safe food and food that's spoiled or toxic. But taste receptors are now being found in other organs, too. In a study published online the week of February 6 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham)...

2012-02-02 07:51:11

The development of a medicine for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, based on autoantigen GAD65, received a setback following crucial clinical phase 3 trials that failed to show significant effects. One possible explanation may be seasonal variations in the immune system, claim those responsible for the study that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). At the onset of type 1 diabetes mellitus, the immune system attacks the insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells....

2012-01-19 06:21:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Killer T-cells protect the body from disease, but a new study suggests that these same cells, created to protect, may be inadvertently destroying cells that produce insulin for the body. Professor Andy Sewell, an expert in human T-cells from Cardiff University´s School of Medicine and his diabetic expert colleagues, among them Professor Mark Peakman from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at King´s College and...


Latest Beta cell Reference Libraries

0_0d961f30bdfa64859d9b869b063ddcd2
2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

More Articles (1 articles) »
Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
Related