July 30, 1921 was an exciting day in science history: Banting and Best discovered that insulin really did lower blood sugar levels and could be used to treat diabetes! But how do we get insulin, and what other ways can we treat diabetes? Check out these top CurioCity resources to find out about insulin, diabetes, and stem cell treatments.
Through a process called pharming, algae may provide a more efficient way of producing insulin and other proteins for pharmaceutical use.
The introduction to Debate #1 from StemCellTalks Toronto 2015, with Dr. Derek van der Kooy (view part 2 and part 3).
We have to travel back to the beginning of life on earth, just to explain why sugars taste so good.
Melanie helps diabetes prevention through creating awareness & promoting healthy living.
An imbalance in levels of leptin and insulin can promote both gluttony (excessive eating and drinking) and sloth (laziness).
Professor Michael Sefton introducing the debate by talking about the options for managing Type 1 Diabetes (view part 2 and part 3).
Danielle is a high school student who attended a symposium on stem cell treatments for diabetes in Vancouver on May 15, 2015.
Scientists have begun to find links between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. The fact that both diseases are so common means there will be lots of opportunities for research.
Regenerative medicine is a field of medicine that aims to treat human disease by replacing damaged tissue with cells or tissues created from stem cells or engineered biological materials.
As the lack of sleep accumulates, there are more and more potential adverse effects: scientific studies have shown that lack of sleep is associated with the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, depression, and so on.