alexa Beta cell imaging - a key tool in optimized diabetes prevention and treatment.
Genetics

Genetics

Journal of Clinical & Medical Genomics

Author(s): Gotthardt M, Eizirik DL, Cnop M, Brom M

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Abstract The prevalence of diabetes is 382 million worldwide, and is expected to rise to 592 million in 2035 (http://www.idf.org/diabetesatlas); 2.5-15\% of national annual healthcare budgets are related to diabetes care, potentially increasing to 40\% in high-prevalence countries. Beta cell dysfunction and death are central events in diabetes pathogenesis, but the natural history of beta cell loss remains unknown. Clinical imaging of beta cells will play a pivotal role in developing strategies for optimized diabetes prevention and treatment. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This article was published in Trends Endocrinol Metab and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Medical Genomics

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