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Gulf Biotech plans $93m insulin factory in Bahrain

Gulf Biotech Company, a venture backed by Saudi investors, plans to set up a new insulin factory in Bahrain at an investment of $93 million, said a report. The project is being backed by an alliance involving global multinationals

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Type 1 diabetes vaccine shows promise

An early stage study suggests an experimental vaccine may be able to tame bits of the immune system that go haywire in people with type 1 diabetes, offering hope for a new way to delay or prevent the autoimmune disease, researchers said on Wedne

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New finding may do away with insulin injection

  Australian scientists have discovered how insulin is taken up by cells, potentially opening the way for new drugs for diabetes patients that can be administered without injection.   The team, whos

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Bahrain to set up $93m insulin plant

Bahrain is to set up an insulin production plant at a cost of BD35 million ($93 million) in line with its strategy to supply lifesaving products to people with diabetes across the Gulf region. The Gulf Biotic facility will be constructed o

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Infant diabetes ‘rising in Bahrain’

The number of babies with diabetes, who require insulin from birth, has tripled in Bahrain in the last 20 years, according to a health expert. Latest figures show that 25 out of 100,000 babies were born with type one insulin dependent Diab

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Onglyza reduces blood sugar levels: study

Pharmaceutical companies Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca have announced results from an investigational phase 3b clinical study of use of Onglyza (saxagliptin) in diabetic patients. The study was based on the addition of Onglyza (saxa

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Insulin releasing switch discovered

The molecular switch for the secretion of insulin — the hormone that regulates blood sugar — has been uncovered, providing for the first time an explanation of this process, said a report. In a report published online recently in Cell Meta

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Boehringer, Eli Lilly in major diabetes drugs deal

Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company today announced a global agreement to jointly develop and commercialise a portfolio of diabetes compounds currently in mid- and late-stage development. Included are Boehringer Ingelheim’s two

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Link seen between diabetes, bone mass

Insulin, the sugar-regulating hormone, is required for normal bone development and it may provide a link between bone health and metabolic disease, such as diabetes, said a report. The study, headed by Thomas Clemens, PhD, the Lewis Cass S

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Sanofi-aventis' new insulin injection more efficient

Sanofi-aventis has announced the results of new analysis that found a significantly lower risk of nocturnal hypoglycemia with Lantus (insulin glargine [rDNA] injection) as compared to NPH insulin. A separate post-hoc sub-analysis found a g

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