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.
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.
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.
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.