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How To Make Insulin-producing Cells From Gut Cells
2014-03-11 17:26:17

Destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is at the heart of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

2014-01-22 23:21:43

London, Ontario-based Sernova Corp., is developing a better way to treat the disease involving the replacement of lost pancreatic islets, whose function is to read blood sugar levels and release

2013-11-25 16:49:03

Pancreatic islet transplantation is a promising therapy for treating type 1 diabetes, but the majority of transplanted cells die soon after they are transplanted.

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

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.

Researchers Use New 3D Method To Grow Miniature Pancreas
2013-10-15 12:48:09

An international team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen have successfully developed an innovative 3D method to grow miniature pancreas from progenitor cells.

Animal-Human Transplants Work For Diabetes Treatment
2013-07-13 06:31:46

Northwestern Medicine researchers have completed the first step toward animal-human transplants of insulin-producing cells for people with type-1 diabetes by successfully transplanting islets from one species to another.

2013-06-09 23:01:29

“Pig Sty” may no longer be an appropriate term for a messy, dirty environment.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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