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The pancreas is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine system of vertebrates. It is both an endocrine gland producing several important hormones, including insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin, as well as an exocrine gland, secreting pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes that pass to the small intestine. These enzymes help in the further breakdown of the carbohydrates, protein, and fat in the chyme.
Feast and famine diet may restore insulin production in diabetes

Feast and famine diet may restore insulin production in diabetes

Researchers develop new tool that quickly reveals metabolic fluxes in cells

Researchers develop new tool that quickly reveals metabolic fluxes in cells

Researchers identify novel gene critical to development of lung and pancreatic cancer

Researchers identify novel gene critical to development of lung and pancreatic cancer

Pitt researchers uncover genetic marker that may predict drug response in many cancer types

Pitt researchers uncover genetic marker that may predict drug response in many cancer types

Cancer mortality rates vary among major Hispanic ethnic groups

Cancer mortality rates vary among major Hispanic ethnic groups

Mice study provides clues to how genetic variations in gut microbes influence metabolic disease

Mice study provides clues to how genetic variations in gut microbes influence metabolic disease

New study confirms role of PAK4 protein in growth, spread of pancreatic cancer cells

New study confirms role of PAK4 protein in growth, spread of pancreatic cancer cells

HCI researchers uncover how epithelial cells naturally turn over to maintain constant numbers

HCI researchers uncover how epithelial cells naturally turn over to maintain constant numbers

Scientists identify genetic signature of risk for type 2 diabetes

Scientists identify genetic signature of risk for type 2 diabetes

Joslin Diabetes Center participating in two clinical trials to test artificial pancreas systems

Joslin Diabetes Center participating in two clinical trials to test artificial pancreas systems

Study finds limited evidence that styrene causes cancer in humans

Study finds limited evidence that styrene causes cancer in humans

Reprogramming liver cells to become pancreatic cells may help diabetic patients

Reprogramming liver cells to become pancreatic cells may help diabetic patients

Genetic profiling of blood cells can predict response to stem cell transplant for patients with MDS

Genetic profiling of blood cells can predict response to stem cell transplant for patients with MDS

UCI researchers create unique VMT platform with potential for anti-cancer drug screening

UCI researchers create unique VMT platform with potential for anti-cancer drug screening

Next-generation sequencing assay shows accuracy, sensitivity in detecting genetic mutations in tumors

Next-generation sequencing assay shows accuracy, sensitivity in detecting genetic mutations in tumors

Scientists develop unique method to fix genes in living organisms

Scientists develop unique method to fix genes in living organisms

Onset of diabetes or rapidly deteriorating condition could be first sign of hidden pancreatic cancer

Onset of diabetes or rapidly deteriorating condition could be first sign of hidden pancreatic cancer

Johns Hopkins scientists reveal extra centrosomes can promote tumor formation in mice

Johns Hopkins scientists reveal extra centrosomes can promote tumor formation in mice

Increased levels of physical activity linked to decreased insulin resistance, inflammation biomarkers

Increased levels of physical activity linked to decreased insulin resistance, inflammation biomarkers

Human cells integrated into pig and cow embryos

Human cells integrated into pig and cow embryos