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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.
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.
A newly-identified protein may hold the key to keeping appetite and blood sugar in check, according to a study by York University researchers.
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.
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).
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.
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 â€“ a discovery that may help scientists identify new ways to detect, monitor and treat this deadly disease.
The death of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas is a core defect in diabetes.
AMES, Iowa, Jan.
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...
- totally perplexed and mixed up.