Diabetes

Team cures Diabetes in mice without side effects

May 8, 2017 - A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in San Antonio, and the novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics to stop insulin shots. The discovery, made at The University of Texas Health Science Center, now called UT Health San Antonio, increases the types of pancreatic cells

Artificial Pancreas Improves Blood Sugar Control in Young Kids

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 3:23pm by The Endocrine Society An artificial pancreas, which delivers insulin in an automated way to individuals with type 1 diabetes, appears to be safe and effective for use in children ages 5 to 8 years, a new study finds. Results will be presented Tuesday at the Endocrine Society's 99th annual meeting

Bionic pancreas treats adults with type 1 diabetes

January 10, 2017 At a Glance A bionic pancreas system improved blood glucose control in adults with type 1 diabetes better than conventional insulin pump therapy. Larger and longer studies will be needed to further assess the benefits and risks of the automated system. The bionic pancreas system includes a continuous glucose monitor and a

Diabetes missing link discovered in Auckland

05 December 2016 Professor Peter Shepherd New Zealand researchers have uncovered a new mechanism that controls the release of the hormone insulin in the body, providing hope for those with a genetic susceptibility to type 2 diabetes. The findings, published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, show for the first time that a protein

Researchers launch first clinical trial for Wolfram syndrome

Many people with rare genetic disease die prematurely by Jim Dryden•November 10, 2016 The drug dantrolene is a muscle relaxant approved to treat patients with cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and muscle spasticity. Recent research also suggests it can prevent the destruction of insulin-secreting beta cells in animal models of Wolfram syndrome. Researchers at Washington University

Innovative Regenerative Approach to Healing Diabetic Foot Ulcers Now Being Trialed at Two Additional UK sites

November 8, 2016 LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and PERTH, AUSTRALIA and NORTHRIDGE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 8, 2016) - Avita Medical (ASX: AVH), (OTCQX: AVMXY) Two London hospitals join the study to evaluate safety and effectiveness of new approach using ReGenerCell™ Innovative regenerative technology uses patients' own skin cells to close wounds caused by chronic Diabetic Foot

Making Every Cell Matter

October 31, 2016 A new method for encapsulating single cells within tunable microgels could boost efficacy of cell-based therapies and tissue engineering (CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts) – Alginate hydrogels – which are derived from the polysaccharide found in brown seaweed – have emerged as an effective material for manipulating cells and tissues due to their biocompatibility and

Blood-forming stem cells likely hold the key to curing many types of disease

Science Friday July 20, 2016 · 7:45 AM EDT By Adam Wernick Researchers at Stanford are reviving a technique that can use uncontaminated, blood-forming stem cells to treat a patient with cancer, autoimmune deficiency and other diseases. Beginning in the 1960s, hematopoietic, or blood-forming, stem cells became the basis for bone marrow transplants used to treat cancer patients. Then, in the 1980s and

Stem cells from diabetic patients coaxed to become insulin-secreting cells

If damaged cells are replaceable, type 1 diabetics wouldn't need insulin shots By Jim Dryden May 10, 2016 Washington University in St. Louis, The SOURCE Signaling a potential new approach to treating diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University have produced insulin-secreting cells from stem cells derived from