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Kiwi scientists’ diabetes breakthrough – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on December 5th, 2016.

New Zealand researchers have uncovered a new mechanism that controls how insulin is released in the body, raising hopes for developing targeted treatments for type-2 diabetes. The research, published today in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, was led by University of Auckland’s Professor Peter Shepherd. Prof Shepherd told RadioLive that his team had found a […]

Diabetes goes under the knife – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 25th, 2016.

New guidelines recommend surgical treatment for obese patients with type 2 diabetes, but researchers say New Zealand lacks the resources and capacity to offer surgery as a standard treatment. A joint statement by international diabetes organisations endorses gastric and bariatric surgery as a standard treatment option for type 2 diabetes for patients with very severe obesity […]

Birth order linked to diabetes risk factors

John Kerr posted in on February 14th, 2013.

First-born children have greater difficulty absorbing sugars into the body and have higher daytime blood pressure than children who have older siblings, according to new research. The study, conducted by the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland, was published this week in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Researchers led by Prof Wayne […]

NZ Herald/NZPA: Pig cell implants reduce insulin for NZ patient

Peter Griffin posted in on December 4th, 2009.

The first patient to have pig islet cells transplanted as part of LCT’s Diabacell clinical trials, has been able to reduce the amount of insulin he has to take daily. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The clinical trials of the Living Cell Technologies product – pig islet cells wrapped in a seaweed-based gelatine to […]

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