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How To Make Insulin-producing Cells From Gut Cells
2014-03-11 17:26:17

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is at the heart of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. "We are looking for ways to make new beta cells for these patients to one day replace daily insulin injections," says Ben Stanger, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Transplanting islet cells to restore normal blood sugar levels in...

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...

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...

Reading Eyes May Give Clues To Health Of The Pancreas
2013-11-19 06:05:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An innovative way to study glucose regulation in the body has been discovered by a research team from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. By transferring the vital insulin-producing cells from the pancreas to the eye, the team found that the eye can serve as a window through which health reports can be obtained from the pancreas. The results, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), are expected to have a...

Researchers Use New 3D Method To Grow Miniature Pancreas
2013-10-15 12:48:09

University of Copenhagen An international team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen have successfully developed an innovative 3D method to grow miniature pancreas from progenitor cells. The future goal is to use this model to help in the fight against diabetes. The research results has just been published in the scientific journal Development. Professor Anne Grapin-Botton and her team at the Danish Stem Cell Centre have developed a three-dimensional culture method which...

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...

2013-06-09 23:01:29

“Pig Sty” may no longer be an appropriate term for a messy, dirty environment. A herd of pathogen-free pigs from a remote island in the South Pacific Ocean promises to produce a virtually endless supply of beta cell-filled islets that may cure or dramatically alter therapy for Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetics. From Insulin Nation, Woburn, MA Woburn, MA (PRWEB) June 09, 2013 Connecting shipwrecked sailors from the 19th century to a potential cure or long-lasting implantable...


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