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Early Diagnosis Of Childhood Diabetes

Researchers suggest that they have a technique that may be used to detect a group of self-destructive cells involved in autoimmune disorders, which may increase ability to predict the development of diabetes.

FDA Clears Home Glycated Hemoglobin Test For Diabetics

FDA has cleared the first over-the-counter test that measures glycated hemoglobin in people with diabetes.

New Stem Cell Study May Lead to Diabetes Treatment

Embryonic stem cells were developed into a insulin producing tissue which kept diabetic mice alive -- something experts say is an important step toward new diabetes treatments.

Prototype Developed for Ultrasonic Patch to Deliver Insulin

Engineers have developed a prototype for an ultrasound insulin delivery system that is about the size and weight of a matchbook that can be worn as a patch on the body.

New Clues to Help Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Scientists have found clues to why patients with insulin-dependent diabetes are often unable to sense their need to take life-saving glucose.

Gene Trigger For Pancreas Formation Identified

Could pave the way toward limitless supplies of pancreatic cells for transplantation therapy of diabetes.

New Findings Change Understanding of Adult Stem Cells

Researchers have found neural stem cells in the peripheral nervous system of adult animals, where they were not believed to exist. The studies show that the intrinsic properties of neural stem cells vary according to the region of the peripheral nervous system in which the cells are located.

Adult Stem Cells Selectively Delivered Into The Eye and Used to Control Angiogenesis

A team of researchers has discovered a way to use adult bone marrow stem cells to form new blood vessels in the eye or to deliver chemicals that will prevent the abnormal formation of new vessels.

Diabetes Patients With Low Literacy More Likely to Have Poorly Controlled Disease

Diabetes patients with low literacy are nearly twice as likely as patients with higher literacy to have poorly-controlled blood sugar and serious long-term diabetes complications.

Antioxidant Protects Islet Cells Used in Transplants for Diabetes

A synthetic antioxidant developed by researchers improves the survival of islet cells used in transplants for diabetes.

Pig Cells Used To Treat Diabetic Children; Studies Aim to Wean Patients Off All...

New findings in clinical and basic science transplantation research to be presented; results of a study that treated diabetic children with a combination of cells from a pig’s pancreas and testes, and findings from three separate studies with a common goal in mind: to wean organ transplant patients off all anti-rejection drugs less than one year after transplantation, defying the tenet that such drugs are required for life.

Gene Linked to Type 1 Diabetes; Appears to Affect the Function of the Thymus

A newly discovered gene plays a dramatic role in diabetes among rats, and is also present in nearly identical form in humans.

Studies Yield Key Insights in Preventing Destruction of Insulin-Producing Cells

Researchers a step closer to the goals of preventing type 1 diabetes and of preserving insulin production in people newly diagnosed with the disease.

Type 1 Diabetes Safely Arrested With Short-Term Use of New Drug

Researchers have halted the course of early stage Type 1 diabetes for a year by treating patients for just two weeks with a new immune-suppressive drug, which only had minor side effects.

Special Cell Prevents Diabetes in Mouse Model

A special type of dendritic cell unusual for its capacity to promote the swift death of T cells appears to prevent diabetes.

Researchers Create Diabetic Fruit Flies in Lab: Pave Way for Stem-Cell Approach to Treatment

Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center have created fruit flies with a condition that mimics human diabetes.

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