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2012-02-07 08:00:00

Collaboration will evaluate menstrual stem cells for future potential diabetes therapy Oldsmar, Fla (PRWEB) February 07, 2012 Cryo-Cell International,

2012-01-13 06:51:32

Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body's own immune system attacking its pancreatic islet beta cells and requires daily injections of insulin to regulate the patient's blood glucose levels.

Educating T-Cells With Stem Cell Therapy Reverses Diabetes
2012-01-10 07:31:18

A new method described in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine uses stem cells from cord blood to re-educate a diabetic's own T cells and consequently restart pancreatic function reducing the need for insulin.

2011-12-13 22:44:57

Insulin signaling is altered in the pancreas, a new study shows for the first time in humans.

2011-10-12 23:13:14

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a key molecular pathway responsible for the natural decrease in the proliferation of insulin-producing cells that occurs as a person ages.

2011-09-27 13:03:25

Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered how a hormone turns on a series of molecular switches inside the pancreas that increases production of insulin.


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taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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