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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.

2012-10-03 10:13:10

Researchers at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have found that a blood vessel-building gene boosts the ability of human bone marrow stem cells to sustain pancreatic recovery in a laboratory mouse model of insulin-dependent diabetes.

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.

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.

2009-11-02 15:28:11

MIT cancer biologists have identified a subpopulation of cells that can give rise to pancreatic cancer.

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2009-07-20 14:40:30

Scientists have identified a master regulator gene for early embryonic development of the pancreas and other organs, putting researchers closer to coaxing stem cells into pancreatic cells as a possible cure for type1 diabetes.

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2009-07-10 11:55:00

For years researchers have been searching for a way to treat diabetics by reactivating their insulin-producing beta cells, to no avail. Now, they may be one step closer.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.