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...

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...

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...

Islet Transplant May Slow Atherosclerosis

Islet Transplant May Slow Atherosclerosis (Source) Islet Transplant May Slow Atherosclerosis. Minimally invasive islet transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes achieves insulin independence and reverses the progression of atherosclerosis in the first few...

Potential Stem Cell Diabetes Therapy Next Steps

Potential Stem Cell Diabetes Therapy Next Steps (Source) Potential Stem Cell Diabetes Therapy Next Steps – Type 1 and type 2 diabetes results when beta cells in the pancreas fail to produce enough insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. One approach to...

Innate Immune Cells Type 1 Diabetes Development

Innate Immune Cells Type 1 Diabetes Development (Source) Innate Immune Cells Type 1 Diabetes Development – A new study by researchers in France sheds light on type 1 diabetes — a disease characterized by the self-destruction of the pancreatic cells that...

Tooth Stem Cells Produce Insulin

Tooth Stem Cells Produce Insulin (Source) New hope of a potential cure for Diabetes Tooth Stem Cells Produce Insulin – A recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research showed that stem cells from teeth can produce insulin in a glucose responsive manner...

Scientists Find New Way Insulin-Producing Cells Die

Scientists Find New Way Insulin-Producing Cells Die (Source) Scientists Find New Way Insulin-Producing Cells Die – The death of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is thought to be a core defect in diabetes. Scientists in Italy and Texas now have...

Cells Control Energy Metabolism Using Hedgehog Pathway

Cells Control Energy Metabolism Using Hedgehog Pathway (Source) Cells Control Energy Metabolism Using Hedgehog Pathway – Cancer, diabetes, and excess body weight have one thing in common: they alter cellular metabolism. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute...

Clinical Trial Tests Type 1 Diabetes Stem Cell Derived Therapy

Clinical Trial Tests Type 1 Diabetes Stem Cell Derived Therapy (Source) Clinical Trial Tests Type 1 Diabetes Stem Cell Derived Therapy – Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, in partnership with ViaCyte, Inc., a San...

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Sustain Pancreatic Recovery

Bone Marrow Stem Cells Sustain Pancreatic Recovery  (Source) Bone Marrow Stem Cells Sustain Pancreatic Recovery  – at Cedars-Sinai’s Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have found that a blood vessel-building gene boosts the ability of human bone marrow...

Lymph Nodes Grow Liver Cells Beta Cells Thymus Cells

Lymph Nodes Grow Liver Cells Beta Cells Thymus Cells (Source) Lymph Nodes Grow Liver Cells Beta Cells Thymus Cells – Lymph nodes can provide a suitable home for a variety of cells and tissues from other organs, suggesting that a cell-based alternative to whole...

Type 2 Diabetes Beta Cells Revert Not Die

Type 2 Diabetes Beta Cells Revert Not Die (Source) Type 2 Diabetes Beta Cells Revert Not Die – Scientists generally think that reduced insulin production by the pancreas, a hallmark of type 2 diabetes, is due to the death of the organ’s beta cells....

Natural Killer T-Cells Prevent Obesity

Natural Killer T-Cells Prevent Obesity (Source) Natural Killer T-Cells Prevent Obesity – Invariant natural killer T-cells (iNKT) are a unique subset of immune cells that are known to influence inflammatory responses. Now, a scientific team led by researchers at...

Stem Cell Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

(Source) A small Chinese study has reported that 15 of 28 young type 1 patients, aged 14 to 30 years, who underwent an experimental adult stem cell procedure were able to stay off insulin injections for an average of 18 months. Though not conclusive, the study...

Belly ‘Membrane’ May Regulate Immune System, Mouse Study Finds

(Source) Cells from fatty abdominal lining show promise for new treatments for autoimmune problems. A fatty membrane in the belly long believed to serve little purpose may actually play an important role in immune system regulation, according to a new study using...

Stem Cell Researchers Map New Knowledge about Insulin Production

(Excerpt) Scientists from The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at the University of Copenhagen and Hagedorn Research Institute have gained new insight into the signaling paths that control the body’s insulin production. This is important knowledge with respect...

New Hormone for Lowering Blood Sugar

(Excerpt) New evidence points to a hormone that leaves muscles gobbling up sugar as if they can’t get enough. That factor, which can be coaxed out of fat stem cells, could lead to a new treatment to lower blood sugar and improve metabolism. This new fat-derived...

Diabetes: Preventable, Reversible Entirely

Diabetes: Preventable, Reversible Entirely (Excerpt) Health-e-Solutions comment: Sayer Ji, the author of this thought-provoking and controversial article, Diabetes: Preventable, Reversible Entirely, is the founder of GreenMedInfo.com and the author of The Dark Side of...

Pancreas Stem Cell Discovery May Lead to New Diabetes Treatments

(Excerpt) Stem cells in the adult pancreas have been identified that can be turned into insulin producing cells, a finding that means people with type 1 diabetes might one day be able to regenerate their own insulin-producing cells. The discovery was made by...