Diabetes

Smart egg cartons to transport cells to cure diabetes

We have developed "smart egg carton" packages for transporting live human pancreas cells for transplantation to diabetic patients. The egg cartons provide oxygen and allow physical separation to prevent damage and death to ...

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New research redraws pancreas anatomy

(Medical Xpress) -- Research from Karolinska Institutet shows that insulin secretion in the pancreas is not under direct neural control, as has previously been thought. The few nerves that are present are connected to blood ...

Diabetes

'Crosstalk' gives clues to diabetes

Sometimes, listening in on a conversation can tell you a lot. For Mark Huising, an assistant professor in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences, that crosstalk ...

Diabetes

Drug prevents type 1 diabetes in mice, study finds

The buildup of a substance in the pancreas during the pre-symptomatic stage of Type 1 diabetes is essential to the development of the disease, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have shown.

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Scientists use uterine stem cells to treat diabetes

Controlling diabetes may someday involve mining stem cells from the lining of the uterus, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study published in the journal Molecular Therapy. The team treated diabetes in ...

Diabetes

Identifying the 'dimmer switch' of diabetes

Patrick MacDonald has dedicated much of his life to diabetes research. It's a job he knows is far too large and complex for any one person, but with his latest publication, he knows his work is playing a part.

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