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Sernova’s Cell Pouch System

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 | 0 Comments
Diabetes kit that’s coming soon: An interview with Dr. Philip Toleikis of Sernova Corp, based in London, Ontario, Canada about the company’s Cell Pouch and immune protected cell technologies, referred to as a regenerative medicine solution in development. The company’s stated aim read more »

Latest issue: Focus on research with BiAP and Cell Pouch reports

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | 0 Comments
The BiAP is the bio-inspired artificial pancreas, we have an update on progress from this British-based endeavour. Moving overseas, we have another research report on Cell Pouch technology, an implantable matrix that can hold stem beta cells so you can produce insulin read more »

Artificial skin supports islet cells

Monday, November 7th, 2016 | 0 Comments
A new way of holding insulin producing islet cells inside the body has been developed at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in southern Australia, where doctors have been trialling artificial skin, already used globally in burns injuries, as a potential site for the read more »

Blood test to show risk of T2

Friday, August 5th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found a new type of biomarker that can predict the risk of Type 2 diabetes, by detecting epigenetic changes in specific genes through a simple blood test. The results were published in Nature Communications. “This could read more »

Glycogen powder in development

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 | 0 Comments
A glucogen powder now in development by Eli Lilly to treat dangerously low blood sugar in patients with Type 1 diabetes, the goal being to replace the large needles now available (but seldom used) to inject glucogen during hypoglycaemic attacks with an read more »

Bodies confused by 21st-century

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Writing for the New York Times, Moises Velasquez-Manoff says, “In the last half-century, the prevalence of autoimmune disease — disorders in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the body — has increased sharply in the developed world. An estimated one read more »

Ascencia ascends to raise awareness for diabetes

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Climbers in the mist on the way up Ben Nevis and below at the summit. Left to right Ben Letcher, Robert Gilkes, Richard Wrighte, Catherine Kulle, Ros Barker, Talwinder Nagra, Nicholas Cull, Catriona Rasman, Phil Shaffner, Neeraj Kibe. Photos Katie Taylor. Staff from read more »

ADAPT trial aims to prevent type 1 diabetes

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 | 0 Comments
A clinical study evaluating a new hypothesis that an inexpensive drug with a simple treatment regimen can prevent Type 1 diabetes has been launched and is looking for participants. The autoimmune diabetes Accelerator Prevention Trial (adAPT) is led by Professor Terence Wilkin, of read more »

Medinova research into Type 2 diabetes

Monday, May 16th, 2016 | 0 Comments
Clinical research is a vital weapon in the war against conditions such as diabetes. Treatments used to manage illnesses and diseases today are the result of decades of ongoing research to enable patients to live longer and fuller lives. Diabetes was the focus read more »

Latest issue: Sky-diving antics, what diabetes kit would you use?

Friday, April 29th, 2016 | 0 Comments
We talk to Lee Calladien, the Events Coordiinator for the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation (DRWF) whose job sometimes entails jumping out of a plane, amongst other things. Then there’s a report on a new research trial hoping to find a way read more »

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