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The Story of GAD

You may not have heard of GAD, but it's a hot topic in the world of type 1 diabetes research. GAD, which stands for glutamic acid decarboxylase, is an enzyme in the brain and the pancreas that plays several roles in the body. As an enzyme, it converts the excitatory amino acid glutamate into the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which nerve cells use to communicate.  But it also has a less helpful role, as an autoantigen (an element of self that provokes the generation of antibodies) in autoimmune diabetes.

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Airman Injured in Afghanistan Receives Unprecedented Islet Cell Transplant

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 21-year old Airman severely wounded in Afghanistan is recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after several surgeries and an unprecedented transplant.

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At Last! Restrictions on Stem Cell Research Lifted

"Medical miracles do not happen simply by accident," said President Obama, as he signed an executive order lifting the ban on federally funded embryonic stem cell research. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is celebrating President Obama's new policy. They recently released this statement by Mary Tyler Moore, the International Chairman of the JDRF: 

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Non-Beta Pancreatic Cells Can Be Stimulated to Become New Beta Cells
Non-Beta Pancreatic Cells Can Be Stimulated to Become New Beta Cells

Non-beta "progenitor" cells in the pancreas can be stimulated to turn into beta cells even after birth or autoimmune injury to the pancreas, say researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

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Anti-Inflammatory Protein from the Liver Appears to Cure Type 1 in Mice
Anti-Inflammatory Protein from the Liver Appears to Cure Type 1 in Mice

Diabetes Health has always been ambivalent when it comes to reporting diabetes research that involves mice. For one thing, although the critters are mammals, it's a stretch to say that what happens in a mouse can be duplicated in a human.

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Rogue Enzymes Linked to Hypertension and Diabetes
Rogue Enzymes Linked to Hypertension and Diabetes

Molecular malfunction may explain the development of high blood pressure, diabetes and immune problems, says a new research report.

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Interim Study Shows That Intestinal Barrier Produces Weight Loss and Type 2 Remission
Interim Study Shows That Intestinal Barrier Produces Weight Loss and Type 2 Remission

An impermeable liner inserted non-surgically into a portion of the small intestine produces rapid weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes, according to a Montana endocrinologist.

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Study by 24 Doctors and Researchers Lobs Rebuttal At the ADA and EASD for Their Stance on Low-Carb
Study by 24 Doctors and Researchers Lobs Rebuttal At the ADA and EASD for Their Stance on Low-Carb

Twenty-four diabetes doctors and researchers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden and Portugal have published a study criticizing the American Diabetes Association (ADA) assertion that diabetics should consume no fewer than 130 mg of carbohydrates daily and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) statement that low-carb diets are “not justified.”

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This Week's Diabetes Research Highlights
This Week's Diabetes Research Highlights

Tekturna Reduces Kidney Disease Indicator

The blood pressure medicine Tekturna (aliskiren) may have a beneficial side effect for people with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure who are at risk of kidney disease. According to a recent article in The New England Journal of Medicine, the drug reduces proteinuria, a key indicator of kidney disease, by 20 percent in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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