Delivering Insulin by Topical Cream

October 13, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

NTU Scientists apply temporal pressure to deliver drugs
Biomedical engineers in Singapore report this: “Tapping on established studies where magnets are [MORE]

Automated Flow Chemistry for Protein Synthesis

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Muscle protein synthesis signaling cascades
“MIT chemists have devised a protocol to dramatically reduce the amount of time required to generate [MORE]

Electrogenetic Control

August 4, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Implant and circuit board for electronic insulin release
Swiss bioengineers show how an electronic device can release insulin in the body: [MORE]

Implantable Cell Factories Produce Insulin

June 2, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT developing living drug factories
This piece describes how MIT engineers have taken liver cells, converted them to insulin producing cells [MORE]

Bionic Pancreas FDA Approved

March 31, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Bionic pancreas system
“Beta Bionics, a firm based in Boston, MA, won Breakthrough Device designation from the FDA for its iLet [MORE]

Smart Pills with Tiny Needles

March 19, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Smart pills with tiny needles
In a foreseeable future, insulin injections, vaccinations and IV drips might be replaced with smart pills [MORE]

Pancreatic Stem Cells to Regenerate Insulin Function

April 10, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pancreatic Progenitor Cells in Pancreatic Duct
Researchers at the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute have confirmed the location of pancreatic [MORE]

Implantable Thread of islet Cells for T1D

February 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Thread-Reinforced Alginate Fiber for Islets enCapsulation (TRAFFIC)
In animal studies, Cornell University scientists have developed a nanoporous polymer thread that strings [MORE]

Regenerating Insulin-Producing Cells

July 4, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pancreas Insulin Beta Cells
As bodies age, the regenerative capacity of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas diminishes. This partly explains [MORE]

Engineering New Insulin Producing Cells

April 12, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Insulin Producing Mini Stomachs
Scientists at Harvard’s Stem Cell Institute have induced pluripotency in stomach cells of diabetic mice and caused [MORE]

Implantable Capsule for Diabetes

March 15, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

MIT-Diabetes-Stem Cell
Islet cell transplantation has been tried for several years in treating Type 1 diabetes, but the body’s immune response [MORE]

Skin Cells Redesigned to Secrete Insulin

February 16, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Pancreatic Islets
The title of the Nature Communications article announces a stunning achievement, “Human pancreatic beta-like cells converted from fibroblasts.” Researchers [MORE]

Purdue University’s Innovations for Diabetes

January 12, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mouse Islet Glucagon in Red
It’s only an hour’s drive between Purdue University’s campus in West Lafayette, IN and diabetes drug [MORE]

Miniorgan Produces Insulin in the Omentum

November 3, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Greater Omentum
In a thrilling definition of “natural,” biomedical researchers at the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute have engineered a [MORE]