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Using Skin Cells to Model Diabetes in Humans

Using human skin cells from a tissue bank at Glasgow Caledonian University, researchers created induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) to generate wound healing skin models from diabetic and non-diabetic patients

Lab-on-a-Chip Device for Measuring Glucose Levels

Using a combined fiber optic biosensor and microfluidic chip, researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Zhejiang University in China recently created a portable, ultrasensitive, low-cost device for measuring glucose levels from a drop of sweat.

New In Vitro Technologies Could Help Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, affects about 1.25 million people in the United States. For reasons still unclear, the immune system attacks and destroys beta cells in the pancreas thus compromising hormone insulin production and release. As a consequence, patients affected by type 1 diabetes must take insulin for life.

Limitations of Leptin in Rodent Models

rodent models of type 2 diabetes do not accurately reflect the disease as it occurs in humans