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A New Way to Generate Insulin-Producing Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Tue, Aug 05, 14, 10:47 AM 0 Comment

July 31, 2014 (EurekAlert!) -- A new study by researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) has found that a peptide called caerulein can convert existing cells in the pancreas into those cells destroyed in type 1 diabetes-insulin-producing beta cells. The study, published online July 31 in Cell Death and Disease, suggests a new approach to treating the estimated 3 million people in the U.S., and over 300 million worldwide, living with type 1 diabetes.

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Researchers Uncover Cause of Gum Disease Related to Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Tue, Aug 05, 14, 10:44 AM 0 Comment

July 31, 2014 (EurekAlert!) -- New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that modulation of B cells may effectively treat and/or prevent the symptoms of type 2 diabetes and periodontitis simultaneously

Going to the dentist isn't fun for anyone, but for those with periodontal disease related to type 2 diabetes, a new research discovery may have them smiling. In a report appearing in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, one of the mos

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Diabetes: A Duo Helps Better

Posted by dlife on Tue, Aug 05, 14, 10:41 AM 0 Comment

August 4, 2014 (EurekAlert!) -- Various active substances in oral antidiabetic agents are frequently combined in the treatment of diabetes in order to achieve an effective reduction in the blood sugar. A new, very promising approach combines the substances metformin and SGLT2 inhibitors, the latter were just approved in 2012. Scientists headed by Dr. Susanne Neschen and Prof. Dr. Martin Hrabe de Angelis from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, in cooperation with Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Münch

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Novartis and Google to Develop 'Smart' Contact Lens

Posted by dlife on Wed, Jul 16, 14, 01:40 PM 0 Comment

July 15, 2014 (Reuters) -- Swiss drugmaker Novartis has struck an agreement with Google to develop "smart" contact lenses that would help diabetics to track their blood glucose levels or restore the eye's ability to focus.

The device for diabetics would measure glucose in tear fluid and send the data wirelessly to a mobile device, Novartis said. The technology is poten

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Sanofi Says FDA Accepts Filing for New Diabetes Drug Toujeo

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jul 08, 14, 10:02 AM 0 Comment

July 8, 2014 (Reuters) -- Sanofi said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had accepted for review the filing of a new drug application for its diabetes drug Toujeo.

"With the FDA's acceptance of our submission, we are anticipating the regulatory decision for marketing authorization for Toujeo in the U.S. in the first half of 2015." said Pierre Chancel, Senior Vice President, Globa

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