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Rare genetic change provides clues to pancreas development

April 24, 2019

Researchers have discovered a key clue into the development of the pancreas and brain by studying rare patients…
How Type 1 Diabetes Gradually Destroys Insulin Production

January 31, 2019

Using the new Imaging Mass Cytometry method, Zurich researchers have investigated the pancreas of healthy organ donors and…
Beta cell biomarker findings may speed diabetes research

December 4, 2018

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have identified a biomarker for insulin-producing beta cells. Their finding, reported in the…
The Kidney Project and the bioartificial pancreas: When inspiration strikes twice

October 9, 2018

Inspiration can be a hard thing to find. The history of science is filled with elusive “eureka moments”…
New type 1 diabetes therapy shows promise for long-term reversal in both humans, dogs

August 21, 2018

What if instead of daily insulin injections or wearing pumps, just getting a shot every few months could…
Biologists discover how pancreatic tumors lead to weight loss

June 21, 2018

Patients with pancreatic cancer usually experience significant weight loss, which can begin very early in the disease. A…
In the heart of devastating outbreak, research team unlocks secrets of Ebola

November 17, 2017

In a comprehensive and complex molecular study of blood samples from Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, published today…
Helping Beta Cells Divide to Conquer

April 11, 2017

If you become resistant to insulin, a condition that is a precursor to type 2 diabetes, your body…
3-D visualization of the pancreas — new tool in diabetes research

March 14, 2017

Umeå researchers have created datasets that map the three-dimensional distribution and volume of the insulin-producing cells in the…
Pancreatic islet cells in animals can ‘flip’ their fate to produce insulin

February 17, 2017

Alpha cells in the pancreas can be induced in living mice to quickly and efficiently become insulin-producing beta…
Invention could help diabetics with safer, surer insulin injections

November 16, 2016

Insulin injection, if you’ve never done it, takes two hands. One hand holds the insulin injector. The other…
Electric Fields Weaker in Slow-Healing Diabetic Wounds

June 17, 2016

People with diabetes often suffer from wounds that are slow to heal and can lead to ulcers, gangrene…
Novel Imaging Model Helps Reveal New Therapeutic Target for Pancreatic Cancer

June 7, 2016

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, the most common of pancreatic cancers, is extraordinarily lethal, with a 5-year survival rate of…
Implantable device targets pancreatic cancer

April 16, 2016

Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, in part because it…
Beta cells from love handles

April 11, 2016

Researchers led by Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich’s Department of Biosystems Science and…
Cellular aging process unexpectedly enhances insulin secretion

March 7, 2016

Researchers find that a cell aging program causes human and mouse pancreatic beta cells to work harder and…
Could a bacteria-killing protein lead to a new treatment for diabetes?

February 24, 2016

Ottawa study opens up promising new research direction Why would a bacteria-killing protein be present in an area…
Everyday mindfulness linked to healthy glucose levels

February 24, 2016

Dispositional, or “everyday” mindfulness is the inherent trait of being aware of one’s present thoughts and feelings. In…
Engineered mini-stomachs produce insulin in mice

February 18, 2016

Researchers have spent decades trying to replace the insulin-producing pancreatic cells, called beta cells, that are lost in…
Childhood diabetes discoveries could lead to new treatments

February 10, 2016

A team led by the University of Exeter Medical School has found for the first time that, while…
Diabetes discovery could lead to more effective drugs

February 3, 2016

The formation of type 2 diabetes is directly related to how our muscles convert sugar, a landmark new…
Encapsulated human islet cells can normalize blood sugar levels in mice

January 26, 2016

For the first time ever, scientists studying a mouse model of diabetes have implanted encapsulated insulin-producing cells derived…
No more insulin injections?

January 26, 2016

Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer possible new diabetes treatment In patients suffering from Type 1 diabetes, the immune system…
Insulin-producing pancreatic cells created from human skin cells

January 6, 2016

The new cells prevented the onset of diabetes in an animal model of the disease Scientists at the…
Pioneering artificial pancreas, developed at UVA, to undergo final tests

January 5, 2016

A device developed by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers to automatically monitor and regulate blood-sugar levels…
Pioneering artificial pancreas to undergo final tests

January 5, 2016

2 clinical trials could lead to FDA approval for type 1 diabetes device A device developed by University…
Seaweed capsules may lead to an injection-free life for diabetic patients

December 28, 2015

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death. Patients with type 1 diabetes have their insulin secreting…
Microtubules act as cellular ‘rheostat’ to control insulin secretion

December 8, 2015

Microtubules — cellular “highways” that deliver cargo to the cell membrane for secretion — have a surprising role…
Using human genetics to reveal fundamental processes involved in type 2 diabetes

November 13, 2015

Type 2 diabetes is a major contributor to illness and death worldwide, with rates of the disease rising…
New study shows artificial pancreas works for length of entire school term

September 19, 2015

Technology assisting people with type 1 diabetes edges closer to perfection. An artificial pancreas given to children and…
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