Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > News > Nanoparticle delivery method of insulin gene to combat juvenile diabetes

June 1st, 2007

Nanoparticle delivery method of insulin gene to combat juvenile diabetes

Abstract:
A safer method to deliver the insulin gene to diabetes patients using nanoparticles, was presented today at the 10th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene Therapy (ASGT) in Seattle.

Type 1 or juvenile diabetes is caused by autoimmune destruction of the insulin producing pancreatic β-cells. As a result of the loss of insulin, blood sugar levels rise too high, causing damage to fine blood vessels and nerve endings leading to debilitating symptoms. As a result patients become dependent upon daily insulin injections to survive. However, it is virtually impossible to match the sugar content of each meal with the optimal dose of insulin - the cumulative ‘mistakes' severely reduce both the quality and length of life.

Source:
nanowerk.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Nanomedicine

Making nanowires from protein and DNA September 3rd, 2015

Reversible Writing with Light: Self-assembling nanoparticles take their cues from their surroundings September 3rd, 2015

Silk bio-ink could help advance tissue engineering with 3-D printers September 2nd, 2015

Using DNA origami to build nanodevices of the future September 1st, 2015

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Making nanowires from protein and DNA September 3rd, 2015

Making fuel from light: Argonne research sheds light on photosynthesis and creation of solar fuel September 3rd, 2015

Reversible Writing with Light: Self-assembling nanoparticles take their cues from their surroundings September 3rd, 2015

Silk bio-ink could help advance tissue engineering with 3-D printers September 2nd, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic