Waking Dormant Beta Cells in Type 1 Diabetics

Waking Dormant Beta Cells in Type 1 Diabetics (Source) According to new research, the majority of people with type 1 diabetes still have a large reserve of dormant beta cells and it might be possible to switch them back on. Type 1 diabetics have been offered new hope...

Human Genome Map – Still Learning 10 Years Later

Human Genome Map – Still Learning 10 Years Later (Source) We are still learning from the human genome map 10 years later. As scientists marked the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project, they note how that watershed effort has led to the...

Chronic Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Lifestyle Related Diseases

Chronic Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Lifestyle Related Diseases (Source) Abstract In Japan, the number of patients with both chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, ifestyle related diseases, is increasing. A nationwide survey on chronic pancreatitis  (CP)...

BMP7 Creates Insulin-Producing Cells

BMP7 Creates Insulin-Producing Cells (Source) BMP7 Creates Insulin-Producing Cells. This agent could make transplants more available in patients with type 1 diabetes, improve insulin resistance. In type 1 diabetes, the insulin-producing islets cells of the pancreas...

Are Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Trials Wasting Time and Money?

Are Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Trials Wasting Time and Money? (Source) Type 2 diabetes is often called a disease of lifestyle because it is associated with being overweight or obese, lack of physical exercise, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and poor diet, all...

Arctic Fish Antifreeze Improves Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

Arctic Fish Antifreeze Improves Type 1 Diabetes Treatment     (Source) An Arctic fish antifreeze glycopeptide that mimics a naturally occurring glycoprotein found in Arctic fish is helping to significantly improve the efficacy of cell transplant treatments for...

Calorie Restriction Diet Improves Type 2 Diabetes

Calorie Restriction Diet Improves Type 2 Diabetes, Not Bariatric Surgery (Source) Patients with type 2 diabetes who consume a calorie restriction diet identical to the strict regimen followed after bariatric surgery are just as likely to see a reduction in blood...

Beta Cell Replication Regulates by Novel Mechanism

Novel Mechanism Regulates Beta Cell Replication (Source) Bringing scientists a step closer to new treatments for diabetes, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and The Mount Sinai Medical Center have discovered that a novel mechanism...

All About Insulin!

All About Insulin Health-e-Solutions comment: This excerpt from an excellent article writer Michelle A. Cissell, Ph.D., All About Insulin gives a brief history of the discovery and development of insulin in its current multi-varied forms. We agree with her comment,...

Rescuing Intestinal Stem Cells from Type 1 Diabetes Attack

Rescuing Intestinal Stem Cells from Type 1 Diabetes Attack (Source) Up to 80 percent of people with long-standing type 1 diabetes develop gastrointestinal symptoms – abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and fecal incontinence...

$10 Million for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Research

$10 Million for Type 1 Diabetes Cure Research (Source) Sean Parker gave $600 million to a foundation with his name on it the summer or 2015 and $24 million December 0f 2014 to establish an allergy research center, also bearing his name. He gave $10 million toward a...

Beta Cell Regeneration Happens

Beta Cell Regeneration Happens (Source) Abstract AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We investigated whether there was evidence of attempted beta cell regeneration in the pancreas obtained from an 89 year old patient with recent-onset type 1 diabetes, and if so by what mechanism this...

Four-Drug Mixture Curing Type 1 diabetes

Four-Drug Mixture Reverses Type 1 Diabetes in Mice – Curing Type 1 diabetes (Source) Call it the scientist’s version of happy hour: A new, four-drug cocktail has shown a novel ability to reverse established Type 1 diabetes in some mice, University of Florida Health...

Beta Cell Regeneration Happens

Beta Cell Regeneration Happens (Source) Abstract AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: We investigated whether there was evidence of attempted beta cell regeneration in the pancreas obtained from an 89 year old patient with recent-onset type 1 diabetes, and if so by what mechanism this...

Islet-Cell Transplants – Curing Type 1 Diabetes

Islet-Cell Transplants – Curing Type 1 Diabetes (Source) Five months after Susan Weinberg’s wedding, her diabetes became so severe that even eight shots of insulin a day could not prevent a horrific car accident. “I was lucky I didn’t kill myself or kill someone...

Turning Alpha Cells into Beta Cells

(Source) Reprogramming alpha cells into insulin producing beta cells can be used to treat diabetes. Conversion of adult pancreatic alpha cells to beta cells might be the breakthrough researchers have been looking for. Researchers at University of Pennsylvania Medical...

Stem Cells Curing Type 1 Diabetes Imminent?

(Source) Is there a cure for type 1 diabetes? Scientists say they have made a “giant leap forward” in Curing Type 1 Diabetes following a breakthrough in stem-cell related research. Researchers at Harvard University claim a cure for the disease could be...

Innate Immunity Connects Type 1 Type 2 Diabetes

Innate Immunity Connects Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes  (Source ) Abstract The escalating epidemic of obesity has driven the prevalence of both type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus to historically high levels. Chronic low-grade inflammation, which is present in both type 1 and...

Encapsulated Islet Implants May Help In Curing Type 1 Diabetes

(Source) UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member Shuvo Roy, PhD, has received a three-year $1 million grant to create surgically implantable capsules of donor pancreas cells to assist in curing type 1 diabetes patients of daily insulin injections and the disease’s...

Google, Dexcom Team Goal: Improve CGM

Google, Dexcom Team (Source) Google, Dexcom Team up to dramatically improve CGMs. Dexcom and Google announced that they have joined forces to develop a next generation of continuous glucose monitors (CGM) that will be smaller and less expensive than current offerings....

Diabetes Distresses Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Diabetes Distresses Bone Marrow Stem Cells (Source) Diabetes Distresses Bone Marrow Stem Cells. New research has shown the presence of a disease affecting small blood vessels, known as microangiopathy, in the bone marrow of diabetic patients. While it is well known...

Step Towards Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Using Nanotherapy

Step Towards Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Using Nanotherapy (Source) Step Towards Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine Using Nanotherapy. Two years ago, the Immunology of Diabetes Research Group at the Germans Trias Research Institute (at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona —...