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Pancreatic cancer – Awareness of symptoms helps in early treatment

The causes of pancreatic cancer are not known. However, there are some risk factors that make developing pancreatic cancer more likely

Acute pancreatitis: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Acute pancreatitis usually begins with gradual or sudden pain in the upper abdomen that sometimes extends to the back.

Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer new diabetes treatment

The findings of researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston Children's Hospital and several other institutions offer a way to fulfill the promise of pancreatic islet cell transplantation.

Losing one gram fat from pancreas can reverse diabetes

 Researchers have shown that Type-2 diabetes is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas and that losing less than one gram of that fat through weight loss reverses the condition.

Artificial pancreas performs nicely in small research

A team of researchers has developed a functional artificial pancreas that has performed well in humans in the pilot study.

Protein may yield early detection of pancreatic cancer

Scientists said Wednesday they had identified a marker in blood for pancreatic cancer, raising hopes for a test that would allow earlier diagnosis of this deadly disease.

Johnson & Johnson starts project to prevent Type 1 diabetes

Johnson & Johnson has begun a research partnership to find the root cause of Type 1 diabetes and stop the hormonal disorder in its tracks. It's the health care giant's first project under its ambitious initiative to prevent or at least intercept and reduce harm from many diseases.

Catch some sun to lower pancreatic cancer risk

Low levels of vitamin D could raise risk of pancreatic cancer as the rates of the disease are the highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight, says a study.

Genes behind Type 1 diabetes located

Researchers have located and narrowed down the number of genes that increase the risk of Type 1 diabetes, a study claims.

Pancreatic cancer discovery to improve treatment

Australian scientists Thursday said they have discovered that tumours in the pancreas have unstable regions hidden inside their genomes, a finding that has benefits for cancer sufferers by developing personalised treatment.

Gene mutations put some smokers at pancreatitis risk

Gene mutations in some people who drink and smoke put them at an increased risk of developing chronic pancreatitis, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's School of Medicine in the US said.

New device to precisely assemble whole organs

A new tissue building device shows promise of manufacturing human organs such as livers, kidneys or pancreas for anyone who needs a replacement.

45-yr-old organ donor saves 5 lives

A 45-year-old man died due to critical illness at a hospital here but has helped save the lives of five other persons when his liver, pancreas, kidneys and corneas were donated.

Artificial pancreas can treat diabetes efficiently

Compared to conventional diabetes treatment, an external artificial pancreas can improve glucose control and treatment of Type-1 diabetes, shows a study.

Red wine may be harmful for pregnant women

A new study has claimed that red wine may not be good women who are expecting as its "healthy" ingredient could actually harm the unborn child's pancreas.

Insulin may treat acute pancreatitis

Insulin, which is normally released from the beta cells of the pancreas, can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis - a disease for which there is currently no treatment, says a study.

New target for treating pancreatic cancer

In a new ray of hope for the deadly pancreatic cancer patients, scientists have identified a protein that can be targeted for treating the disease.

Artificial pancreas can restrain diabetes epidemic: Study

People with Type 1 diabetes walk an endless tightrope daily, monitoring their blood glucose levels and manually taking insulin by injection or from a pump. Not any more.

New pathway connected to Type 2 diabetes discovered

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?

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.