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Stem Cells Treating Diabetic Wounds
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013
Diabetic patients have an impaired ability to heal wounds, so there is a critical need to develop new treatments to improve healing.

Clue Provides New Piece of the Diabetes Puzzle
Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012
Researchers show that the cells that produce glucagon are stimulated by the hormone itself. A previous study by the same group demonstrated that this principle also applies to insulin.

Stem Cell Breakthrough May Bring Us Closer to a Cure
Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
In a breakthrough that signifies a move toward a cure for type 1 diabetes, Australian researchers have identified stem cells in the pancreas that can be turned into insulin-producing cells.

Transplanted Pancreas Tissue May Lead to Better Glucose Control
Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Israeli researchers have developed tissue from the islets of Langerhans that may help insulin-producing cells survive longer, and generate more insulin and other necessary hormones.

Stem Cell Therapy May Reverse Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2012
An immune regulator from healthy cord blood stem cells (CB-SCs) can "educate" the T cells of a person with type 1 diabetes, enabling the pancreas to produce insulin.

New Information on Link between 'Killer Cells' and Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2012
Our own killer T-cells in the human body which help protect us from disease may inadvertently destroy cells that produce insulin.

New Early Warning for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2012
Hebrew University researchers have found the first proof of molecular risk factors for type 2 diabetes that indicate susceptibility to the disease.

Weight Loss Improves Beta Cell Function in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Beta cell function can improve after just 12 weeks of weight loss in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Pig Transplant Boosts Diabetes Hopes
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011
A pig's pancreatic islets were transplanted into a diabetic monkey which was then administered a newly developed immune-regulating antibody. As a result, the monkey's blood-sugar level was automatically controlled without any rejection, and has been healthy for the last six months.

New Drug Cuts Blood Supply to Fat Cells for Weight Loss without Exercise
Posted: Sunday, November 13, 2011
Adipotide basically reduces the blood supply specifically to fat cells, causing them to simply wither away.

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