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New pathway connected to Type 2 diabetes discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:59

Scientists have discovered a cellular pathway that is responsible for keeping blood sugar levels low in obese or pre- diabetic people, and may prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

Why is pancreatic cancer so dangerous?

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 22:02

Pancreatic cancer is so dangerous because it generally grows and spreads silently before it`s discovered, and which is a major reason why it`s a leading cause of cancer death.

How stem cells decide liver, pancreas formation

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 14:18

How do stem cells decide whether to become liver cells or pancreatic cells during development?

Skin cells turned into insulin-producing pancreas cells

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 19:44

Scientists have transformed ordinary skin cells into insulin producing pancreatic cells in animal models, a breakthrough that may bring an end to the agony of daily jabs for diabetics.

Scientists turn skin cells into insulin-producing pancreas cells

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 15:52

Researchers have developed a technique in animal models that could replenish the very cells destroyed by type 1 diabetes, thus taking a step towards freeing patients from the life-long injections that characterize this devastating disease.

Eyes are windows to study body glucose levels

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 13:59

The endocrine part of the pancreas, the Islets of Langerhans, produces and secretes insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.

Myth or fact: Does consuming too much sugar cause diabetes?

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013, 11:30

A common myth which is generally associated with this lifestyle disease is that consuming too much sugar causes diabetes.

Miniature pancreas grown using new 3D method

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 16:58

Researchers have successfully developed an innovative 3D method to grow miniature pancreas from progenitor cells.

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