Biotechnology Diabetes

Solving a Genetic Mystery in Type 1 Diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, the immune system attacks the body’s own insulin-producing cells. Scientists understand reasonably well how this autoimmune attack progresses, but they don’t understand what triggers the attack or how to stop it, says Stephan Kissler, Ph.D., Investigator in the Section on Immunobiology at Joslin Diabetes Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Mutations in dozens of genes raise the risk of the disease by
Biotechnology Diabetes Vaccines

Salmonella-Based Oral Vaccine a Promising Therapy for Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

A combined vaccine therapy including live Salmonella is a safe and effective way to prevent diabetes in mice and may point to future human therapies, a new study finds. The results were unveiled recently at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. The causes of Type 1 diabetes are not fully known. In most cases, the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the part of the
Biotechnology Cell Therapy Clinical Trials Diabetes

Sketches Of Progress

By  Richard (Rick) Mills, Editor of Disruptive innovations have the potential to truly reshape the world in which we live and work. Regenerative medicine means replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs with the goal being to re-establish normality for conditions that currently are beyond repair. An example of a highly disruptive technology is regenerative medicine where living therapeutic cells placed within an implanted medical device manufacture
Diabetes Medical Devices

Introducing the Dario: The world’s largest glucose monitoring market, gets user-centric mHealth product that brings diabetes management into the digital age

Americans living with diabetes are now able to incorporate their phones as a tool for managing their blood glucose measurements. Labstyle Innovation’s user-centric mHealth product, the Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System, neatly brings diabetes management into the digital age. The Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System consists of an all-in-one Smart Meter that plugs directly into smartphones coupled with a robust, real-time mobile app, that allows users to track and monitor