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Latest Islet cell transplantation Stories

2014-01-22 23:21:43

London, Ontario-based Sernova Corp., is developing a better way to treat the disease involving the replacement of lost pancreatic islets, whose function is to read blood sugar levels and release insulin into the blood, normalizing blood sugar levels. London, ON (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Imagine there is a person with diabetes who must focus on measuring their blood sugar levels almost constantly followed by injection of insulin multiple times each day or monitoring their insulin pump...

2014-01-16 12:27:25

MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NBA All-Star Ray Allen and his wife, Shannon, have teamed up with South Florida philanthropists Andria and Javier Holtz and their families to co-chair the Ray Allen Golf Classic and Ray of Hope Luncheon, benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) and JDRF. Formerly known as the DRI Golf and Tennis Classic and Friends Celebrating Friends Luncheon, both events will take place on January 27, 2014 at the exclusive La...

2013-11-25 16:49:03

Pancreatic islet transplantation is a promising therapy for treating type 1 diabetes, but the majority of transplanted cells die soon after they are transplanted. Researchers interested in prolonging the life of these cells co-transplanted endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) along with pancreatic islet cells and found that the EPCs improved the engraftment of pancreatic islet cells in mouse models, thereby favorably impacting on the cure rate and glycemic control of transplanted islets. The...

2013-11-21 13:04:03

Genomic analysis of transplant patients finds an opportunistic microorganism whose elevated presence could be used an indicator in treatment More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims. But treatment doesn't end with surgery. Transplant recipients follow strict drug regimens designed to suppress their immune systems just enough...

2013-10-22 12:25:45

Music legend to give exclusive concert at Love and Hope Ball on Valentine's Weekend! HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While Barry Gibb and his band have been entertaining fans in Ireland and England with The Mythology Tour recently, the ladies of Love and Hope have been preparing for an exclusive concert to be held at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, FL, on February 15, 2014. Returning once more to the Love and Hope Ball, the music legend...

2013-10-02 23:02:22

This week NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and The Rogosin Institute celebrate the 50th anniversary of their world-renowned transplant program. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 There have been a multitude of firsts, celebrated successes, groundbreaking research findings, and more than 4,000 lives saved – and that was just in the first 50 years. This week NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and The Rogosin Institute celebrate the 50th anniversary of...

2013-08-20 17:14:40

Full-time workers more likely to get transplants People in end-stage kidney failure in need of a kidney transplant are much less likely to be placed on a waiting list for a new kidney or to actually receive a new kidney once on the list if they are unemployed or work part time, according to new collaborative research from the University of New Hampshire. "There is a strong negative association between a patient's unemployment and the likelihood of being placed on a waiting list for a...

Animal-Human Transplants Work For Diabetes Treatment
2013-07-13 06:31:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Northwestern Medicine researchers have completed the first step toward animal-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type-1 diabetes by successfully transplanting islets from one species to another. Islets are the cells that produce insulin. The findings of this study, published online in the journal Diabetes, show the islets survived without immunosuppressive drugs. The research team has developed a new method...

2013-06-27 16:25:31

Funding Supports Islet Cell Transplantation NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Islet Sciences, Inc., (OTC.BB: ISLT) a biotechnology company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of patented technologies for people with diabetes, announced today that Dr. Jonathan Lakey, Associate Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California Irvine and Chief Scientific Officer and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Islet Sciences,...

2013-06-04 10:20:51

New study demonstrates significant mortality rate among non-adhering adolescent patients and identifies risk factors that lead to non-adherence After receiving an organ transplant, patients must follow a regimented medication routine to maintain the health of their graft (transplanted organ). Failure to do so, known as non-adherence (NA), can result in life-threatening illness. NA has long been a concern among adolescent patients, but a new study from Boston Children's Hospital...