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2014-03-10 23:00:46

Katz & Phillips, P.A. law firm strives to help law students through an annual scholarship fund. (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 The law office of Katz & Phillips, P.A., announced today the creation of an annual scholarship to benefit law school students with type I diabetes. Katz & Phillips has worked with various organizations in the past to help raise funds for diabetes research and a cure. Last year Katz & Phillips, P.A., participated in the American Diabetes Association’s...

2012-04-09 13:29:21

Insulin is required for the regulation of blood sugar levels. In type I diabetes, the cells that produce insulin are destroyed by the immune system. Chantal Mathieu and colleagues at the University of Leuven have attempted to circumvent this response by taking advantage of the fact that the immune system accepts foreign gut bacteria. The Mathieu group engineered gut bacteria so that they produce a form of insulin, and asked if these bacteria could retrain the immune system in mice with type I...

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2012-03-13 08:12:43

Columbia researchers have conducted a study that suggests cells inside intestines could be employed to make insulin for patients with type I diabetes. Previously, researchers considered stem cell transplants to be the only way to replace lost cells inpatients with type I diabetes. Such a discovery could also mean that these patients would be free from daily insulin injections as well. Researchers have been conducting their work on mice and published their results in the journal Nature...

2012-03-12 10:00:48

Study suggests a new approach could give patients the ability to make their own insulin-producing cells without a stem cell transplant A study by Columbia researchers suggests that cells in the patient's intestine could be coaxed into making insulin, circumventing the need for a stem cell transplant. Until now, stem cell transplants have been seen by many researchers as the ideal way to replace cells lost in type I diabetes and to free patients from insulin injections. The...

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...

2011-11-21 06:52:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Impaired glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in the kidney leads to end-stage renal disease and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Patients with Type I diabetes are at an increased for kidney disease, but there are no interventions that have proved to prevent impaired GFR in these people. According to this study, intensive diabetes therapy may prevent kidney disease in type I diabetes patients. In the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial...

2010-01-25 15:49:55

New research that significantly improves our understanding of how insulin interacts with cells in the human body is published today. The study could have major implications for the development of treatments for Type I diabetes. By developing and analysing a range of super active insulins, scientists from the York Structural Biology Laboratory at the University of York have been able to identify common features that point to the likely molecular structure of human insulin when it is active in...

2009-10-09 10:11:57

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study results suggest new approaches for preventing disease St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have discovered how destructive immune cells gain access to insulin-producing cells and help cause diabetes. The finding points to possible new strategies to halt or prevent type I diabetes. Working in mice, researchers demonstrated that to enter key areas of the pancreas known as the islets of Langerhans, immune cells known as T cells must...

2009-10-08 11:00:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study results suggest new approaches for preventing disease MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have discovered how destructive immune cells gain access to insulin-producing cells and help cause diabetes. The finding points to possible new strategies to halt or prevent type I diabetes. Working in mice, researchers demonstrated that to enter key areas of the pancreas known as the...


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