Diabetes

Matthew Capowski

Administrator
Staff member
#2
Diabetes Breakthrough?

Quoted from the press release: From human embryonic stem cells to billions of human insulin producing cells. Giant step toward new diabetes treatment:

"There have been previous reports of other labs deriving beta cell types from stem cells, no other group has produced mature beta cells as suitable for use in patients," he said. "The biggest hurdle has been to get to glucose sensing, insulin secreting beta cells, and that's what our group has done."
 

Matthew Capowski

Administrator
Staff member
#8
Fiber-fermenting bacteria improve health of type 2 diabetes patients https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180308143047.htm

The following is the journal article that the above article is based on:

Gut bacteria selectively promoted by dietary fibers alleviate type 2 diabetes http://science.sciencemag.org/content/359/6380/1151

"When the fiber-promoted SCFA producers were present in greater diversity and abundance, participants had better improvement in hemoglobin A1c levels, partly via increased glucagon-like peptide-1 production."