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Living drug factories can be implanted to produce insulin for months.

In patients with diabetes, the immune system attacks the pancreas, eventually leaving patients without the ability to naturally control blood sugar. These patients must carefully monitor the amount of sugar … Continue Reading Living drug factories can be implanted to produce insulin for months.

Tiny drug-delivering capsules could sustain transplanted insulin-producing cells.

Researchers have long explored ways to transplant pancreatic islets to treat type I diabetes in the long term to eliminate the need for continuous glucose monitoring and insulin injections. However, … Continue Reading Tiny drug-delivering capsules could sustain transplanted insulin-producing cells.

Human study shows ‘aggressive drunk’ gene may protect carriers from obesity and associated risks.

It is known that genetics plays a role in obesity, with genes directly causing obesity in disorders such as Bardet-Biedl syndrome and Prader-Willi syndrome. However, genes and behaviour may both … Continue Reading Human study shows ‘aggressive drunk’ gene may protect carriers from obesity and associated risks.

Researchers identify previously unknown class of antigen present in T1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is the autoimmune form of diabetes, in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by immune cells, especially those known as T cells.  Insulin is … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown class of antigen present in T1 diabetes.

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