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Low doses of cancer drug prevent Type 1 diabetes in mice

Low doses of a cancer drug may be able to act as a preventive drug against the development of Type 1 diabetes, according to new findings.

Harvard scientists discover hormone that could treat diabetes

Investigators at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have discovered a hormone with the ability to produce beta cells--the insulin-producing cells found in the pancreas that are lost in diabetes--that could potentially treat type 2 diabetes more effectively.

Biomarkers predict risk of diabetes-related kidney trouble

Doctors have identified several newer biomarkers that appear to predict the onset of a damaging, diabetes-related kidney complication.

Stem cells: A future treatment for Type 1 diabetes?

Researchers in Austria were able to both identify and isolate adult pancreatic stem cells, and then trigger their transformation into functioning, insulin-producing cells that behaved in response to glucose, Medical News Today reports. After initial success in a test tube, the team also generated promising results in mice.

Urine proteomics could pinpoint diabetic nephropathy

German clinical proteomics company Mosaiques Diagnostics, along with researchers from Australia and Europe, is looking at using proteomics to create a urine test to spot diabetic nephropathy, a progressive kidney disease that is a complication of long-term diabetes.

Apolipoproteins mark diabetic visual loss

Researchers in Australia have found that apolipoproteins, proteins that bind fats in the body, may be better biomarkers for diabetics than lipids, according to a study published in Diabetes.

Excitable nerves mark symptomless diabetic neuropathy

The levels of diabetes are climbing worldwide, both Type 1 and Type 2, and this means that the numbers of people with diabetes-related complications are climbing, too. These include diabetic neuropathy, which affects around half of people with diabetes, and tends to be under-diagnosed.

Researchers cure Type 1 diabetes in mice

A dose of antibodies, a bone marrow transplant and treatment with pancreas growth factor helped cure late-stage Type 1 diabetes in mice, researchers have found.

Blood gene test predicts diabetes sugar control

A gene expression profile could be used to predict how easy it will be to control someone's blood glucose in Type 1 diabetes, according to a small study carried out in Australia. Good glycemic control is vital for avoiding, or at least delaying, some of the unpleasant or life-threatening outcomes linked with long-term diabetes.

Columbia University team re-creates full human immune system in mice

Though previous attempts to re-create a single person's immune system in a mouse have largely failed, Columbia University Medical Center scientists say they've succeeded this time.