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2011-01-31 07:39:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- About 1 million people are affected by type 1 diabetes in the United States. According to a new study, type 1 diabetes could be converted to an asymptomatic, non-insulin dependent disorder by eliminating the actions of a specific hormone. Type 1 diabetes is typically first diagnosed in children and teenagers. It is a disease where the body doesn't produce insulin -- a hormone that is needed to convert sugars, starches, and other food into energy. Glucagon is a hormone...

2011-01-27 15:26:34

Type 1 diabetes could be converted to an asymptomatic, non-insulin-dependent disorder by eliminating the actions of a specific hormone, new findings by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggest. These findings in mice show that insulin becomes completely superfluous and its absence does not cause diabetes or any other abnormality when the actions of glucagon are suppressed. Glucagon, a hormone produced by the pancreas, prevents low blood sugar levels in healthy individuals. It causes...

2010-11-12 06:00:00

DANBURY, Conn., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists from Biodel Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOD) reported new findings from the company's Linjeta(TM), insulin glargine, "smart" basal insulin and stabilized glucagon development programs in poster presentations yesterday and today at the Tenth Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Frank Flacke presented results of a Phase 1 single-center, double-blind, randomized crossover trial in 13 subjects with type 1 diabetes who received a...

2010-09-20 18:42:30

Biologists have found that a key protein that regulates the biological clocks of mammals also regulates glucose production in the liver and that altering the levels of this protein can improve the health of diabetic mice. Their discovery, detailed in this week's advanced online publication of the journal Nature Medicine, provides an entirely new biochemical approach for scientists to develop treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes. It also raises the interesting possibility that some of...

2010-06-28 08:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marcadia Biotech, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that the companies have signed a development and exclusive license agreement for Marcadia's short-acting glucagon program, covering glucagon analogs that may provide greater convenience and ease-of-use than the current recombinant glucagon for the treatment of severe hypoglycemia. The program includes MAR531, a glucagon analog that is in preclinical development at...

2010-06-15 16:13:42

Blocking hormone lowers sensitivity to sugar, opening door for food additives or drugs A hormone that helps to regulate blood sugar levels may also influence a person's sensitivity to sweet-tasting foods, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. They found that blocking the tongue's ability to respond to the hormone known as glucagon decreases the taste system's sensitivity to sweetness. That is, changing the actions of the hormone glucagon...

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...

2010-03-24 15:27:05

DALLAS -- Using leptin alone in place of standard insulin therapy shows promise in abating symptoms of type 1 diabetes, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report. UT Southwestern researchers, using mouse models, found that leptin administered instead of insulin showed better management of blood-sugar variability and lipogenesis, the conversion of simple sugars into fatty acids. Leptin is a hormone produced by fat cells and involved in the regulation of body weight. Dr. Roger Unger,...

2010-02-17 07:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Marcadia Biotech Inc. today announced that it has initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial of MAR701, a novel dual agonist of the incretin hormone receptors for glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP). Marcadia plans to initially develop this compound as a treatment for type 2 diabetes with once-weekly dosing. The Phase 1 trial will evaluate MAR701 in healthy volunteers at escalating dose levels. MAR701 targets two peptide...

2009-12-17 17:50:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Treatment for Diabetic Patients a Major New Objective Key points: *Single injection of proprietary adult stem cells resulted in increased blood insulin levels and sustained reduction in blood glucose levels *Stem cell treatment induced two-fold increase in total numbers of pancreatic islets, and increase in insulin-producing beta cells *Results indicate pancreas may successfully be regenerated by proprietary adult stem cells...


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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...

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  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
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