Scientists have found clues to why patients with insulin-dependent diabetes are often unable to sense their need to take life-saving glucose.
Could pave the way toward limitless supplies of pancreatic cells for transplantation therapy of diabetes.
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.
A synthetic antioxidant developed by researchers improves the survival of islet cells used in transplants for diabetes.
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 are nearly twice as likely as patients with higher literacy to have poorly-controlled blood sugar and serious long-term diabetes complications.
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.
A newly discovered gene plays a dramatic role in diabetes among rats, and is also present in nearly identical form in humans.
Researchers a step closer to the goals of preventing type 1 diabetes and of preserving insulin production in people newly diagnosed with the disease.
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.
Researchers at Stanford University Medical Center have created fruit flies with a condition that mimics human diabetes.
A special type of dendritic cell unusual for its capacity to promote the swift death of T cells appears to prevent diabetes.