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Stem Cells Used to Make Pancreas, Gut Cells by Medline Plus Posted Mon 13 Dec 2010 12:17am Monday, December 13, 2010    By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stem cells can be transformed into the pancreatic cells needed to treat diabetes and into complex layers of intestinal tissue, scientists demonstrated in two experiments reported on Sun ... Read on »
Transgenic Mice Overexpressing Islet Beta Cell M3 Muscarinic Acetylcholine Receptors by nih.gov Posted Wed 10 Jul 2013 8:00pm Description of Invention: Researchers at NIH have generated transgenic mice in which the M3 muscarinic receptor is overexpressed in pancreatic beta cells. This was done by placing the receptor gene under the control of the 650 bp rat insulin promoter II (RIP II). The resulting mice show a pronounced increase in glucose toler ... Read on »
Embryonic Stem Cell Research Testimony – Senate Subcommittee on Labor – HHS – Education Appropriations by MedNews Patient Expert Posted Mon 27 Sep 2010 3:36pm DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH The Promise of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Witness appearing before the Senate Subcommittee on Labor – HHS – Education Appropriat ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 7 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Female Hormone May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes New animal research suggests that a naturally produced estrogen hormone known as estradiol might help protect against diabetes by preventing the death of pancreatic cells critical to the production of insulin. The findings are based on work with mice and have not yet been tried in a human trial. ... Read on »
PTFE Protects Transplanted Pancreatic Precursor Cells by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted Sat 11 Apr 2009 1:05am The PTFE is polytetrafluorethylene and it has been shown to help improve the survival of transplanted pancreatic precursor cells (in mice) so the cells can mature into functional beta cells that release insulin in response to rising glucose levels. PTFE encapsulation protects the cells from the immune system and may, someday, be part of a new appr ... Read on »
Gene That Converts Alpha Cells To Beta Cells Discovered In Mice by John Shelmet Medical Doctor Posted Sun 23 Aug 2009 10:56pm Type 1 diabetics are diabetic because the majority of their pancreatic beta cells (that produce insulin) have been destroyed. Pancreatic alpha cells produce glucagon, a hormone that stimulates glucose release from the liver. Pax4, when "forced on" mouse alpha cells, leads to a conversion of the alpha cells to cells resembling beta cells. B ... Read on »
STEM CELLS DEVELOP BEST IN 3D by David Granovsky Posted Mon 19 Nov 2012 12:00am Scientists have reported improved results for creating insulin-producing cells within a 3 dimensional environment, as opposed to the standard 2 dimension within a Petri dish.  By creating an environment that mimics the inside of an embryo, scientists are able to use this new knowledge to improve diabetes treatment and stem cell t ... Read on »
Stem Cells Converted into Lung Cells by A4M Worldhealth.net Posted Thu 26 Dec 2013 10:07pm Posted on Dec. 24, 2013, 6 a.m. in Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Respiratory With a number of research teams re ... Read on »
List of Digestive Enzymes by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 Oct 2009 10:00pm The term enzymes refers to certain specific proteins that function as catalysts in the process of breaking down of other complex proteins into simple usable forms. Numerous enzymes control different processes occurring in our body. The digestive enzymes are a group of enzymes that help in the process of digestion. These digestive enzymes a ... Read on »
Dear Mark: Why Hyperglycemia Is Bad and Those Stubborn Final Pounds by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 21 Apr 2014 8:20am Today we’ve got a fairly short one with just two questions and answers. First, I tackle a big topic: the specific effects of hyperglycemia on the body. That hyperglycemia is bad for us is implicit, but it’s important to understand why it’s so dangerous. Today, I give a brief but detailed overview of the negative effects of chronic high blood su ... Read on »