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Managing Diabetes Via Pancreas Removal
2012-08-30 06:15:13

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fatigue. Hunger. Weight loss. These are just a few of the symptoms related to diabetes. With the diagnosis of the disease, it can sometimes be difficult for patients to manage. However, researchers from the Mayo Clinic recently discovered that, after removal of the entire pancreas, patients can better control their diabetes. Before the procedure, these patients were identified as having cancer or precancerous cysts in the...

2012-06-15 14:27:18

An unexpected discovery of how the body controls cell death has revealed a potential new therapeutic target. A research team based at Cardiff University's School of Biosciences has already revealed the mechanism by which high alcohol intake can induce pancreatitis and its progression to pancreatic cancer. Now a new study, published in Current Biology, reveals a hitherto unknown interaction between two well known molecules, which has important implications for our understanding of...

2012-05-22 08:34:02

A routine endoscopy can detect cancer in the pancreas in the nearby adjacent small intestine due to cancer's 'field effect' By simply shining a tiny light within the small intestine, close to that organ's junction with the pancreas, physicians at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida have been able to detect pancreatic cancer 100 percent of the time in a small study. The light, attached to a probe, measures changes in cells and blood vessels in the small intestine produced by a growing cancer in...

2012-04-04 14:17:18

Three-dimensional clusters of pancreatic beta-cells that live much longer and secrete more insulin than single cells grown in the laboratory are valuable new tools for studying pancreatic diseases such as diabetes and for testing novel therapies. This cutting-edge advance is described in an article in Tissue Engineering, Part C, Methods, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.. The article is available free online at the Tissue Engineering website. "Finding a solution for the...

2012-03-06 07:17:00

LAS VEGAS, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altogen Biosystems announced the launch of its new pancreas-targeted in vivo RNAi transfection system in the company's popular in vivo delivery product line for use in laboratories and research facilities for development of new medicines and testing in cells and animals. This in vivo reagent is designed for targeted siRNA delivery into pancreas, however it is also compatible for transfection of any negatively charged molecules including RNA,...

2011-12-12 17:04:19

A rare genetic disorder has given researchers at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, a surprising insight into how the pancreas develops. The finding provides a clue to how it may be possible to 'program' stem cells — master cells in the body that can develop into specialized cells — to become pancreatic cells. Pancreatic agenesis is a rare condition in which the body is unable to produce a pancreas. The pancreas plays an essential role in...

2011-12-12 12:11:51

A rare genetic disorder has given researchers at the University of Exeter a surprising insight into how the pancreas develops. The finding provides a clue to how it may be possible to 'program' stem cells — master cells in the body that can develop into specialized cells — to become pancreatic cells. Pancreatic agenesis is a rare condition in which the body is unable to produce a pancreas. The pancreas plays an essential role in regulating levels of sugar (glucose) in the...

2011-11-23 10:03:29

Researchers identify new therapeutic target for pancreas' dangerous, sudden swelling and inflammation NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have discovered the novel protective role dendritic cells play in the pancreas. The new study, published in the November issue of journal Gastroenterology, shows dendritic cells can safeguard the pancreas against acute pancreatitis, a sudden dangerous swelling and inflammation of the pancreas gland. "Our study findings demonstrate that an abundance...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

The Health-Science Magazine Eurekamag.com provides insights into scientific topics related to health and the biological background behind health-related disorders. Such new reviews are published on a daily basis. The latest inclusions in this collection of reviews comprise the two gastroenterological topics "Pancreas Function" and Norovirus. (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 The Health-Science Magazine Eurekamag.com provides insights into scientific topics related to health and the biological...

2011-09-07 12:33:30

Mysterious mesenchyme is key piece of pancreatic puzzle A somewhat mysterious soft tissue found in the fetus during early development in the womb plays a pivotal role in the formation of mature beta cells the sole source of the body's insulin. This discovery, made by scientists at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Texas A&M University, may lead to new ways of addressing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. As reported today in the journal PLoS Biology, during the late stages...


Latest Pancreas Reference Libraries

Pancreas
2013-01-02 11:22:15

The pancreas is a digestive and an endocrine organ with both endocrine and exocrine functions. It is about six inches long located in the upper portion of the abdominal cavity. The head of the pancreas lies within the indentation of the duodenum and is connected to it by the pancreatic duct. The uncinate process extends from the head and the neck connects to the body of the pancreas, which lies directly behind the stomach. The tail of the pancreas extends to the left side of the body and is...

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