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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...

2011-08-17 22:11:57

A team of researchers from four Boston-area institutions led by Nicusor Iftimia from Physical Sciences, Inc. has demonstrated for the first time that optical coherence tomography (OCT), a high resolution optical imaging technique that works by bouncing near-infrared laser light off biological tissue, can reliably distinguish between pancreatic cysts that are low-risk and high-risk for becoming malignant. Other optical techniques often fail to provide images that are clear enough for doctors...

2011-08-09 14:58:21

A newly-identified protein may hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar in check, according to a study by York University researchers. Suraj Unniappan, associate professor in York's Department of Biology, Faculty of Science & Engineering, is delving into the metabolic effects of a protein called nesfatin-1, abundantly present in the brain. His studies found that rats administered with nesfatin-1 ate less, used more stored fat and became more active. In addition, the protein...

2011-07-06 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no such thing as a "one size fits all diet." The key to true, long-term weight loss is a sustainable, customized self-health program that produces measurable results. After years of great success with her groundbreaking Pancreatic Nutritional Program (PNP), registered nurse, social worker and certified health counselor Candice P. Rosen shares her powerful plan of action in THE PANCREATIC OATH (August 16, 2011). Also known as "The...

2011-06-14 08:30:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an infant-specific dose of CREON(R) (pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules to treat exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) due to cystic fibrosis (CF). The CREON 3,000 units of lipase capsule provides the lowest dosage strength in the class approved by the FDA. This new option will enable more precise dosing titration in accordance with the...

2011-05-19 23:12:58

Discovering the step-by-step details of the path embryonic cells take to develop into their final tissue type is the clinical goal of many stem cell biologists. To that end, Kenneth S. Zaret, PhD, professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and associate director of the Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Cheng-Ran Xu, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the Zaret laboratory, looked at immature cells called...

2011-04-11 21:42:42

Solving part of a medical mystery, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have established a link between molecules found in an inflamed pancreas and the early formation of pancreatic cancer "“ a discovery that may help scientists identify new ways to detect, monitor and treat this deadly disease. Scientists have known for many years that pancreatitis, a painfully inflamed pancreas, is a common risk factor for pancreatic cancer "“ along with things like smoking...

2011-02-25 22:56:01

Research offers potential for new diabetes diagnostic test The death of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is a core defect in diabetes. Scientists in Italy and Texas now have discovered a new way that these cells die "” by toxic imbalance of a molecule secreted by other pancreatic cells. "Our study shows that neighboring cells called alpha cells can behave like adversaries for beta cells. This was an unexpected finding," said Franco Folli, M.D., Ph.D., professor of...

2011-01-21 07:00:00

AMES, Iowa, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLink Genetics Corporation today announced that additional data from its Phase 2 clinical trial of the company's investigational HyperAcute® Pancreas cancer immunotherapy will be presented during a poster session at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, California. A summary of the poster is below. Title: Effect of the addition of algenpantucel-L immunotherapy to...

2010-10-29 09:35:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Pancreatic cancer only has 4.6 survival rate, mostly due to not being able to catch it in its early stages. Scientists have discovered that pancreatic cancer develops and spreads more slowly than was previously thought, and therefore allows a longer window of opportunity to catch it and stop it. "For the first time, we have a quantifiable estimate of the development of pancreatic cancer, and when it would be best to intervene," Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, M.D., Ph.D.,...


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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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