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Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Greater Satisfaction with Insulin Pumps vs. Multiple Daily Injections

September 16, 2014 9:44 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced that new results from the OpT2mise trial are being presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 50th Annual Meeting. OpT2mise is the largest global study to compare insulin pump therapy...

Grant Awarded for Development of Bio-Artificial Pancreas as Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

September 12, 2014 3:51 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Beta-O2 announced today that it has received a $500K grant from JDRF. The grant will be used to...

Silicon Valley Struggles to Speak FDA's Language

September 11, 2014 10:24 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar —...

New Therapeutic Target for Diabetic Wound Healing

September 5, 2014 10:11 am | by Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | News | Comments

Research led by scientists in Dr. Song Hong's group at LSU Health New Orleans has identified a...

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Novel Microneedle Patch Offers Faster and Effective Delivery of Painkiller and Collagen

September 5, 2014 9:52 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Individuals who are squeamish about injections or are looking for a way to let collagen penetrate deeper into the skin may soon have a solution that is faster, more effective and painless. The key lies in a small adhesive patch topped with...

Positive Clinical Data for First Procedural Therapy to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

September 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Fractyl Labs | News | Comments

Fractyl Laboratories Inc. today announced positive clinical data for the first procedural therapy to directly treat the underlying digestive causes of insulin resistance in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. The non-invasive Revita...

Molecular Probes Permit Doctors to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy Before Vision Fails

September 2, 2014 3:25 pm | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

A new study published in the September issue of The FASEB Journal identifies a novel strategy to diagnose the leading cause of blindness in adults, diabetic retinopathy, before irreversible structural damage has occurred. This advance involves...

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Protein Glue Shows Potential for Use with Biomaterials

September 2, 2014 10:30 am | by ResearchSEA | News | Comments

A paper published in Science and Technology of Advanced Materials have shown that a synthetic protein called AGMA1 has the potential to promote the adhesion of brain cells in a laboratory setting. It is also cheaper and easier to produce...

Innovations in Blood Glucose Monitoring with New Device

August 28, 2014 10:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Nipro Diagnostics, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its TRUE METRIX™ Self-Monitoring blood glucose system and the TRUE METRIX™ PRO Professional Monitoring blood glucose system. As the...

A Glucose Meter of a Different Color

August 26, 2014 10:18 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois | News | Comments

University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise...

Risky Device MMAs Should Be Regulated

August 25, 2014 2:31 pm | by Steven G. Richter, Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer, Microtest Laboratories Inc. | Microtest Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

I agree that the FDA should regulate mobile medical apps (MMA) because there is a potential that certain apps used to treat and diagnosis disease states can be harmful to patients when not working properly. When the FDA published the current...

Advances in Diabetes Drug Delivery

August 25, 2014 2:13 pm | by Zach Marks M.S. R.Ph., Director, Strategic Marketing, Delivery Systems, West Pharmaceutical Services Inc. | West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Innovative drug delivery systems are a technology sector receiving increased interest for a number of reasons. One area seeing enhanced design solutions is the diabetes management space. Delivering the required insulin while being mindful...

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Do Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Systems Improve Blood Glucose Control in Type 1 Diabetes?

August 25, 2014 11:37 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | News | Comments

In a closed-loop control approach to managing type 1 diabetes, glucose sensors placed under the skin continuously monitor blood sugar levels, triggering the release of insulin from an implantable insulin pump as needed. The aim of this closed...

Designer Protein Could Lead to Continuous Glucose Monitoring via iPhone

August 25, 2014 10:44 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

Diabetes affects nearly 10 percent of the U.S. population. Among the biggest complaints of diabetics: constant finger pricking to test blood glucose levels. Fortunately, research published in ACS Chemical Biology reports the development...

Novel Pumping Technology Allows Precise Miniaturized Drug Delivery

August 22, 2014 2:53 pm | by Forrest Payne, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, SFC Fluidics Inc. | Articles | Comments

Developing an insulin-delivery technology that comes in a discreet package and suits the needs of diabetics can offer an array of design challenges. In this article, a company shares its experiences and obstacles to success while in the midst...

Design Innovation vs. The ‘What If?’

August 22, 2014 2:03 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-In-Chief | Blogs | Comments

There are many obstacles to a successful product design getting into the marketplace (in the medical device space, some would argue that the FDA needlessly creates even more, however, that’s for another day’s discussion). Therefore, designers...

Laser-Based Glucose Monitor Could End Pin Pricks for Diabetics

August 22, 2014 9:43 am | by Princeton University, Engineering School | News | Comments

Princeton University researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without...

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First ZnT8Ab Autoantibody Test to Help Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

August 21, 2014 3:40 pm | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) test that can help determine if a person has type 1 diabetes and not another type of diabetes. When...  

510k Approval for SMART Meter and App for Improving Diabetes Health

August 20, 2014 10:06 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Philosys announces it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K approval for the highly anticipated Gmate SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The Gmate SMART meter is the size of a quarter and connects to the headphone...

Artificial Cells Act Like the Real Thing

August 18, 2014 4:21 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, but mimicking the intricate networks and dynamic interactions that are inherent to living cells is difficult to achieve outside the cell. Now, as published in Science, Weizmann Institute...

Global Tissue Engineering and Regeneration Market to Reach $56.9 Billion in 2019

August 18, 2014 10:09 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Tissue Engineering and Regeneration: Technologies and Global Markets, the global market for tissue engineering and regeneration is expected to grow to $56.9 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound...

“Life was short, disgusting and painful” - CE Aretaeus of Cappadocia

August 14, 2014 9:46 am | by Emily L. Cross, Ph.D., TecMed, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

It is easy to make the assumption that modern medical tools answer to the demands Diabetes Mellitus puts on patients in both surgical and critical care environments. Additionally, it is easy to think that the tools used to measure blood glucose levels to manage day-to-day health are both advanced and accurate. It is true what is available has saved millions of lives, yet, the tools we depend on for survival are almost as archaic as ...

Sensitive acid sensor controls insulin production

August 11, 2014 10:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Many human metabolic functions only run smoothly if the acid level in the body remains neutral and stable. For humans, normal blood pH values lie between 7.35 and 7.45. By way of comparison, an empty stomach is extremely acidic, with a pH value of 1.5. The body constantly monitors this narrow pH band and quickly

Photos of the Day: Counterfeiting's Breathalyzer

August 7, 2014 4:45 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Terry Shyu, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, was demonstrating a new high-tech label for fighting drug counterfeiting. While the researchers don't envision movie stars on medicine bottles, but they...

A Breath Reveals a Hidden Image in Anti-Counterfeit Labels

August 7, 2014 4:45 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

An outline of Marilyn Monroe's iconic face appeared on the clear, plastic film when a researcher fogs it with her breath. Terry Shyu, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, was demonstrating a new high-tech...

How Animations Can Help Scientists Test a Hypothesis

August 7, 2014 1:58 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

3D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists…           

Photos of the Day: Monitoring Disease Through Vapors

August 7, 2014 8:12 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A new sensor, which can detect airborne chemicals either exhaled or released through the skin, would likely be the first wearable to pick up a broad array of chemical, rather than physical, attributes. U-M researchers are working with the National...

Wearable Tech for Disease Monitoring

August 7, 2014 8:12 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A new wearable vapor sensor being developed at the University of Michigan could one day offer continuous disease monitoring for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or lung disease. Wearable technologies, which include Google...

Minuscule Chips for NMR Spectroscopy Promise Portability, Parallelization

August 4, 2014 4:06 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A team of engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Cambridge, Mass., and the University of Texas, Austin, have created a truly portable device for nuclear magnetic resonance...

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