Marile companii farmaceutice fac testări clinice în ţări cu lacune în legislaţie, printre care şi România

Marile companii farmaceutice conduc numeroase experimente clinice în străinătate, în ţări în care reglementările în domeniu sunt practic inexistente şi unde agenţia guvernamentală a SUA de protecţie a consumatorului, Food and Drug Administration /FDA/, nu ajunge, iar ‘greşelile’ sunt închise în mormintele săracilor. Experimentele clinice sunt făcute pe români dispuşi să se supună testărilor, pe… Read More Marile companii farmaceutice fac testări clinice în ţări cu lacune în legislaţie, printre care şi România

Engineered Enteroendocrine Cells Secrete Insulin in Response to Glucose and Reverse Hyperglycemia in Diabetic Mice

Type 1 diabetes is a metabolic disorder caused by the autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic -cells, which results in a lack of insulin;1 therefore, diabetic patients must take daily insulin injections. However, multiple daily insulin injections are cumbersome and do not perfectly mimic -cell function, which can result in the development of chronic complications such… Read More Engineered Enteroendocrine Cells Secrete Insulin in Response to Glucose and Reverse Hyperglycemia in Diabetic Mice

Hypothyroidism Falsely Raises HbA1c and Glycated Albumin Levels

Hypothyroidism is associated with increased HbA1c and glycated albumin levels despite normal blood glucose levels, which can lead to misdiagnosis of diabetes and prediabetes, researchers report…. Researchers reported that conditions that influence erythrocyte turnover (including hypothyroidism) can lead to falsely high or low hemoglobin A1c levels, and hypothyroidism is known to decrease albumin degradation. Dr.… Read More Hypothyroidism Falsely Raises HbA1c and Glycated Albumin Levels

Conversion of Adult Pancreatic α-cells to β-cells After Extreme β-cell Loss

Conversion of Adult Pancreatic α-cells to β-cells After Extreme β-cell Loss Nature. Author manuscript; available in PMC 22. October 2010 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2877635/figure/F1/ We have observed that the adult pancreas has the ability of making β-cells from heterologous origins in a pathological situation whereby β-cells have been completely lost, or almost. Regeneration in RIP-DTR mice is weaker… Read More Conversion of Adult Pancreatic α-cells to β-cells After Extreme β-cell Loss

Regeneration of Insulin-Producing Cells in the Pancreas: A New Hope for Diabetic Treatment

By Phuongmai Truong Physics, Mathematics, UC Berkeley 08 June 2010 – A recent study on diabetic mice showed that the pancreas can recreate insulin-producing cells through a cell conversion process. This process, as the scientists discovered, can effectively treat Type I diabetes. Researchers from the University of Geneva, Switzerland report this exciting result in the… Read More Regeneration of Insulin-Producing Cells in the Pancreas: A New Hope for Diabetic Treatment