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Reading Eyes May Give Clues To Health Of The Pancreas
2013-11-19 06:05:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An innovative way to study glucose regulation in the body has been discovered by a research team from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. By transferring the vital insulin-producing cells from the pancreas to the eye, the team found that the eye can serve as a window through which health reports can be obtained from the pancreas. The results, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), are expected to have a...

2010-02-05 14:12:57

Could hold the key to reversing the disease Doctors at Eastern Virginia Medical School's Strelitz Diabetes Center have been stalking the culprit responsible for Type 1 diabetes. Now, they are one step closer. Members of a research team at the center, led by Jerry Nadler, MD, professor and chair of internal medicine and director of the center, have been studying the role of the enzyme 12-Lipoxygenase (12-LO) in the development of Type 1 diabetes. They hope that targeting this enzyme will hold...

2008-11-26 09:02:30

Researchers identified a new source of insulin-producing cells. Results of a new study show cells in the pancreas that produce insulin -- called beta cells -- can form after birth or after injury from another, unrelated kind of cell. The unrelated cells, called pancreatic duct cells, can differentiate into the insulin-producing cells. The finding contradicts widely-cited research published in 2004 that suggested new beta cells could only come about through the division of existing beta...


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  • To stammer.
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  • A simpleton.
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