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Tiny layers of pig tissue could led to breakthrough in treatment of type 1 diabetes

September 12, 2016 News

Scientists in the United States are exploring ways of using nano thin layers of pig tissue to treat type one diabetes by deterring or preventing immune rejection. The ultimate goal of the project from the University of Alabama at Birmingham is to transplant insulin producing cell clusters from pigs into humans. The technique would use pancreatic […]

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Scientists develop special coating for potential new generation of insulin pills

August 4, 2016 Treatment

A special coating that could help with the development of an insulin pill for people with diabetes has been developed by scientists. Being able to deliver insulin in tablet form is considered a holy grail of diabetes research which if successful could free millions from having to inject themselves daily. Previous attempts had been unsuccessful […]

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New technology aims to create insulin producing islets in the lab

May 26, 2016 News

New technology that can create islets, the organoids responsible for insulin production, in a laboratory could result in new treatments for type 1 diabetics without the need for daily injections. The University of Aberdeen in Scotland and the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT) have joined together to develop a novel technology which they believe […]

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Insulin secreting cells from people with type 1 diabetes raises new treatment option

May 13, 2016 News

Scientists have produced insulin secreting cells from stem cells from people with type 1 diabetes which could lead to a pioneering treatment for people with the condition. The discovery by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University suggests a personalised treatment approach to diabetes may be on the horizon. […]

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Insulin producing cell transplantation treatment set to be licenced for type 1 diabetics

April 20, 2016 News

Scientists in the United States are in a position to seek a licence for new treatment for type 1 diabetes involving the transplantation of islets that contain insulin producing cells. In what is being described as a major step forward for this kind of treatment a new clinical trial results show that transplantation of pancreatic […]

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Scientists create fully functioning pancreatic cells for the first time

April 14, 2016 News

Scientists in the United States have created fully functioning pancreatic cells that produce insulin in the laboratory from human stem cells for the first time, it has been announced. It is claimed that the move could help to transform future treatments for people with type 1 diabetes and is being hailed as a breakthrough as […]

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Scientists find way to make fat cells produce insulin

April 13, 2016 Diabetes General

For many people with type 2 diabetes losing weight can be a struggle but now scientists have found that cells harvested from excess body fat could be programmed to produce insulin. The obesity crisis has also led to many more people developing type 2 diabetes but scientists in Switzerland have shown it is possible to […]

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New long acting insulin injection improves glucose control and aids weight loss

March 16, 2016 News

A multinational clinical trial has found that injection of a new long acting insulin combined with another drug improves glucose control in patients with type 2 diabetes. The trial, led by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in the United States also found that is assists with weight loss. The trial compared glucose control […]

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Scientist see how pancreas cells react to sugar in the body for the first time

February 26, 2016 News

Scientists in the United States have found a way to work out how much insulin a person has in their body in a move that could help develop new treatments for diabetes. Technology has allowed researchers are the University of Michigan to see how specific cells in the pancreas respond when sugar enters the body […]

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Research reveals high cost of insulin even in some affluent countries

February 24, 2016 News

Thousands of people across the global with diabetes have only a limited access to insulin despite it being listed by the World Health Organisation as an essential medication. They are mostly in low income countries at a time when the price of insulin is rising with experts calling on the large multinational companies that dominate […]

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Type 1 diabetes cure closer after transplanted cells produce insulin without being attacked

January 26, 2016 Diabetes General

A cure for type 1 diabetes is said to be a step closer after scientists in the United Stated revealed that they have managed to transplant cells into mice that produce insulin. They have effectively halted diabetes in the mice as the transplanted insulin producing cells were also protected from an immune system attack. The […]

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