Pancreas Related

This area features news, research, clinical trials and information about the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. The pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.

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Rare Form of Diabetes Being Misdiagnosed as Type 2 Diabetes

Patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes may actually have a rare, genetic form of diabetes. This is because the two types share symptoms --...
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Seaweed Capsules May Lead to Injection-Free Diabetic Living

A microencapsulation method, developed by OIST researchers, offers hope to patients suffering from type 1 diabetes to return to a life free of insulin...

Discovery of Pancreatic Cell Defect Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

Researchers have found a cellular defect that can impair the body's ability to handle high glucose levels, pointing the way to new treatments for...
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Breakthrough Will Help Stem Cell Researchers Develop New Type 1 Diabetes Therapies and More

New understanding, say researchers, will help spur advancements in stem cell research and the development of new cell therapies for diseases of the liver...

Recovering T Regulatory Cells in Pancreas May Restore Insulin Production in Diabetics

The key to restoring production of insulin in type I diabetic patients, previously known as juvenile diabetes, may be in recovering the population of protective cells known T regulatory cells in the lymph nodes at the "gates" of the pancreas.

Study: Latinos More Vulnerable to Fatty Pancreas, Type 2 Diabetes

In a study comparing white, black and Latino participants, Latinos are more likely to store fat in the pancreas and are less able to compensate by excreting additional insulin, a Cedars-Sinai study shows.

Researchers Identify Mechanism in the Pancreas that Turns on Insulin Production

Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered how a hormone turns on a series of molecular switches inside the pancreas that increases production of insulin.

Researchers Create Closed-Loop Artificial Pancreas

Researchers help create a closed-loop artificial pancreas to automatically monitor blood sugar levels and administer insulin to patients with Type 1 diabetes.

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