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2010-05-05 20:18:00

SAN DIEGO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaCyte, Inc., a preclinical stage stem cell engineering company focused on diabetes, announced today that it has received three additional U.S. Patents: On April 13, the Company was granted U.S. Patent 7,695,963, entitled "Methods for Increasing Definitive Endoderm Production". Methods described in this patent can improve the yield in manufacturing of definitive endoderm and also cells derived from it. On April 13, the Company was also granted U.S....

2010-04-13 10:13:00

RARITAN, N.J., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development (J&JPRD) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug application (NDA) for PANCREAZE(TM) (pancrelipase) delayed-release capsules for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis or other conditions. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is the inability to properly digest and absorb food due to a lack of enzymes made by...

2010-01-22 13:18:52

The neuropeptide corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) makes cameo appearances throughout the body, but its leading role is as the opening act in the stress response, jump-starting the process along the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that CRF also plays a part in the pancreas, where it increases insulin secretion and promotes the division of the insulin-producing beta cells. These findings, which will be published...

2009-12-22 13:41:40

In the field of hepatic imaging in the context of living liver donors and before complex partial liver resections, three-dimensional imaging of the liver, hepatic vessels and bile ducts has managed to become established in some centers. In this case, in addition to visualization, the volumetry of various liver sections is of interest. Moreover, the three-dimensional reconstruction can be used preoperatively to consider various resection options and to evaluate their technical feasibility with...

2009-12-15 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 21-year old Airman severely wounded in Afghanistan is recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after several surgeries and an unprecedented transplant. The procedure performed by medical teams at Walter Reed and the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, is the first known case of successful isolation and transplantation of insulin producing cells following severe trauma requiring complete removal of the pancreas. When...

2009-12-09 05:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN) reported today top-line results from a Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of RG1068, synthetic human secretin, to improve magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pancreas in patients with a history of pancreatitis. The study's co-primary endpoints were improvements in sensitivity of detection of structural abnormalities of the pancreatic ducts using RG1068 in combination with MRI...

2009-12-08 18:52:04

Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is a highly sensitive diagnostic method for the detection of small pancreatic carcinomas. Recently, there have been some reports describing the utility of contrast-enhanced harmonic EUS (CEH-EUS) which uses sonographic contrast agent for differentiation of a pancreatic mass. A research team from Japan reported a case of small adenocarcinoma of the pancreas distinct from branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) in which investigation by EUS...

2009-11-09 07:00:00

GORDONSVILLE, Va., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Beta-Pro LLC, a biotechnology firm that provides diabetes researchers with custom cellular and consulting services, has entered a new phase of growth as it bridges the widening gap between an inconsistent, low quality supply of human pancreatic islets and skyrocketing demand. Beta-Pro provides pharmaceutical researchers with a high quality, consistent supply of islets and other biomaterials. The firm isolates and distributes insulin-producing human...

2009-11-02 15:28:11

Tumors can arise from different cell types in the pancreas Study results: MIT cancer biologists have identified a subpopulation of cells that can give rise to pancreatic cancer. They also found that tumors can form in other, more mature pancreatic cell types, but only when they are injured or inflamed, suggesting that pancreatic cancer can arise from different types of cells depending on the circumstances. Why it matters: There are few good treatment options for pancreatic cancer, which kills...

2009-10-19 12:00:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN) reported today that it has completed patient treatment in its Phase 3 clinical trial of RG1068, synthetic human secretin, in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pancreas. The study is designed to assess the sensitivity and specificity of RG1068 in conjunction with MRI for the detection of pancreatic duct abnormalities compared to MRI alone. Additional assessments include safety, physician confidence...


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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