Navigation Links
Islets May Lead to Diabetes Cure

Researchers take a step forward in their search for a cure for diabetes. A new study done in mice shows cells from the spleen appear to develop into insulin //producing pancreatic islet cells. This could lead to a broad application for patients with diabetes. The latest research is a follow up to the 2001 report of a treatment that cures advanced type 1 diabetes in mice. The new research focuses on the biological mechanism behind that accomplishment. David Nathan, M.D., director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Diabetes Centers, says: "These exciting findings in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes suggest that patients who are developing the disease could be rescued from further destruction of their insulin-producing cells. In addition, patients with fully established diabetes possibly could have their diabetes reversed." Type 1 diabetes happens when the body’s immune cells mistakenly attack the insulin producing islet cells of the pancreas. As islet cells die, insulin production ceases and blood sugar levels rise. This causes damage in organs throughout the body. In the first study, researchers retrained the immune system not to attack the islet cells. But researchers were not clear if the islet cells were there or if they were regenerated. The latest research shows islet regeneration was occurring and that cells were growing from both the recipient’s own cells and from the donor cells. In order to determine how the new islet cells had developed, researchers carried out the same treatment using spleen cells from healthy male donors to re-educate the immune cells of female diabetic mice. Using male and female mice, researchers could see if the cells had Y chromosomes. A separate experiment also found the regrowth of islet cells can occur in animals that have immune system re-education to eradicate their diabetes, but do not receive the donor cells. Researchers have developed a protocol to test this approach in humans, but additional grant money is need ed before a clinical trial can begi.

Related medicine news :

1. MRI Can Monitor Transplanted Islets
2. Is Diabetes the Leading Cause of Kidney Failure in India
3. Diabetes and Depression often go hand-in-hand
4. Thirty minutes of work up per day reduces the risk of Diabetes
5. Diabetes on the rise
6. Irregular Periods Linked to Diabetes
7. Cinnamon combats Diabetes
8. Good News For Women With Gestational Diabetes
9. Processed Meat, Diabetes connection Found
10. Pancreatic Cancer may be linked to Diabetes
11. Gestational Diabetes linked to Chromosomal defici
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a ... and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is ... to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is ... a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the ... one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents ... the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and ... highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new ... the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary ... Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. ... Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- MedSource announced today that it has selected Datatrial,s ... choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment to ... by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture (EDC) ... the EDC platform of choice in exchange for ... long been a preferred EDC platform by our ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... faced the many challenges of the current process. Many of ... option because of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs ... would have to offer it at such a high cost ... to afford it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  In a startling report released ... failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate ... a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug ... only four states – Kentucky , ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: