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Edmonton Islet Transplants Fall Short
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
The hope for a cure fails: Two years after receiving transplants of insulin-producing beta islet cells, only five of 36 patients with type 1 diabetes remained free of the need for insulin injections.

Study Shows Leptin Combats Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2006
University of Florida researchers have discovered the appetite-controlling hormone leptin could also combat type 2 diabetes as more Americans pack on extra pounds.

Study Gives Hope for Cure for Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Washington University researchers have developed a potential cure for Type 2 diabetes.

University of VA Finds Possible Diabetes Cure
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006
After two years of work Dr. Jerry Nadler has successfully reversed the course of type 1 Diabetes.

Possible Diabetes Cure Via Destruction of Targeted Killer T Cells
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
It began as an idea that is now closer to getting started, a new concept for preventing the destruction of beta cells and possibly curing diabetes. Automatic self replacement of beta cells would occur were it not for their ongoing destruction by agents of the immune system called killer T cells.

Diabetes Rates Increasing Again in US
Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006
Adults in the United States have increasingly become overweight or obese in recent years, according to a national survey conducted for Indiana University dispelling the notion of a plateau and injecting a note of urgency into efforts to help Americans achieve a healthier weight. The study, found increasing rates of diabetes among U.S. adults and more direct links between excess weight and serious health conditions.

Pres. Bush Veto’s Bill To Further Embryonic Stem-Cell Research
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Speaking in Washington, President Bush declared that the proposed law would have supported ' the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others and it crosses a real moral boundary that our society needs to respect.'

Report: Gardenia Fruit Compound Starting Point For Diabetes Therapy
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
A Gardenia fruit extract traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat the symptoms of type 2 diabetes does indeed contain a chemical that reverses some of the pancreatic dysfunctions that underlie the disease, researchers report in the June 7, 2006, Cell Metabolism. The chemical therefore represents a useful starting point for new diabetes therapies, they said.

Scientists Make Major Finding on Potential Cure for Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
The study, which combined two therapies (anti-CD3 antibody and proinsulin peptide) already being tested individually in human clinical trials, produced better efficacy, longer-lasting results and fewer side effects in the preclinical trials in mice than either therapy has shown alone in the human studies. The researchers hope to begin testing the combination therapy in human clinical trials later this year.



Dynamic Duo, Combination Therapy Reverses Type 1 Diabetes
Posted: Monday, May 15, 2006
By combining an oral with an intranasal therapy for type 1 diabetes that have individually shown beneficial, but limited, effects in previous studies, Matthias von Herrath and colleagues at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology deliver a one-two punch, and prove that, in this case, 2 treatments work together better than one.



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