Latest Beta cell Stories

2010-06-28 06:30:00

An international team of scientists said they have found 12 new gene links that offer important clues to how the chronic disease diabetes works.

2010-06-20 08:47:34

Study shows direct link between circadian clock in pancreas and diabetes.

2010-06-15 00:36:19

Insulin-producing beta cells can proliferate in patients recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

2010-06-07 20:10:59

If you think of diabetes onset like an elaborate molecular drama, then a research team led by a La Jolla Institute scientist has unmasked a previously unknown cellular player, which is critical to proper insulin secretion.

2010-05-25 08:04:03

Underlying all forms of diabetes is dysfunction of cells in the pancreas known as beta cells.

2010-05-17 08:46:00

ATLANTA, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Bruce Bode announced today that he is now recruiting adults with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes for Protege Encore, a randomized, placebo-controlled Phase III clinical trial.

2010-05-13 08:56:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2020, new cases of Type 1 diabetes in children younger than five are expected to double if current trends continue, according to a study published in The Lancet.

2010-05-10 08:32:00

WELLINGTON, Fla., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Hays announced today that he is now recruiting children with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes for Protege Encore, a randomized, placebo-controlled Phase III clinical trial.

2010-05-10 09:47:44

In the first study of its type, Australian researchers have shown that healthy people with a genetic predisposition to Type 2 diabetes gain more weight overeating over the short term than their non-genetically-prone counterparts.

Latest Beta cell Reference Libraries

2010-12-03 18:12:26

Insulin, a hormone, is used to regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin causes cells to take up glucose from the blood and store it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. This hormone stops the body from using fat as an energy source by inhibiting the release of glucagons. Without insulin the body fails to take glucose into the bodies cells and in turns uses fat as an energy source. It also has several other anabolic effects throughout the body. Diabetes mellitus results...

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