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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.
Alcresta signs agreement with CFFT to support nutritional status of people with cystic fibrosis

Alcresta signs agreement with CFFT to support nutritional status of people with cystic fibrosis

Alcresta, a leading medical nutrition company developing innovative enzyme-based products for individuals with unique nutritional needs battling acute conditions or chronic diseases, today announced the company has signed an agreement with Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics (CFFT) to accelerate the development of Alcresta's enzyme-based point-of-care products to support the nutritional status of people with cystic fibrosis (CF). [More]

Research report on global teleradiology market

Global Information Inc. announces the addition of a new market research report "Teleradiology Market (X-ray, Ultrasound, CT, MRI and Nuclear Imaging) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" at GIIResearch.com [More]
Psychological support for diabetes patients: an interview with Katharine Barnard, University of Southampton

Psychological support for diabetes patients: an interview with Katharine Barnard, University of Southampton

It’s been over a decade since the first Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs (DAWN) study showed that psychosocial aspects of diabetes pose specific challenges and barriers to optimal glycaemic control for people living with diabetes. [More]

Mayo Clinic collaborates with Enterprise Ireland to advance novel medical technologies

Mayo Clinic today announced a five-year collaboration with Enterprise Ireland, the Irish enterprise development agency, to advance novel medical technologies originating from Mayo Clinic. [More]
Adocia announces positive results from BioChaperone Lispro phase IIa clinical trial

Adocia announces positive results from BioChaperone Lispro phase IIa clinical trial

Adocia announces positive results from a phase IIa clinical trial evaluating its innovative ultra-fast formulation of insulin Lispro in comparison to Eli Lilly’s Humalog commercial insulin. Adocia’s formulation incorporates proprietary BioChaperone technology which enables accelerated absorption of prandial insulins. Humalog, which is now off-patent, has annual sales of USD 2.6 billion. [More]
Bezos family gifts $20M to Fred Hutchinson scientists for development of novel cancer immunotherapies

Bezos family gifts $20M to Fred Hutchinson scientists for development of novel cancer immunotherapies

​Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists striving for new cancer cures - and the patients who stand to benefit from them - got an enormous boost today when the Bezos family committed $20 million to support the development of novel cancer immunotherapies. It is the largest single contribution in Fred Hutch's history. [More]
Dream team aims to turn pancreatic cancer into treatable disease

Dream team aims to turn pancreatic cancer into treatable disease

UC San Francisco has been selected to join a national "dream team" on pancreatic cancer, part of a project designed to accelerate treatment and discoveries for one of the most deadly forms of cancer. [More]

Dartmouth aims to remove barriers for pancreatic cancer photodynamic therapy

Using CT scans with contrast enhancement, Dartmouth researchers measured treatment response to pancreatic cancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) according to a paper published in Physics in Medicine and Biology. [More]

Continuous glucose monitoring market is estimated to reach $568.5M by 2020

Dublin - Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Continuous Glucose Monitoring Market (CGM Systems, Application, Diabetic Type, and Adoption by Age Group) - Global Forecasts to 2020" report to their offering. [More]
FDA grants orphan drug designation to ERYTECH’s lead product for AML treatment

FDA grants orphan drug designation to ERYTECH’s lead product for AML treatment

ERYTECH Pharma, a French biopharmaceutical company that develops innovative treatments for acute leukemia and other oncology indications with unmet medical needs, announces that its lead product GRASPA®/ERY-ASP has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), an aggressive form of blood cancer. [More]
Study links effect of gastric bypass surgery on glucose metabolism and islet function in hypoglycemia patients

Study links effect of gastric bypass surgery on glucose metabolism and islet function in hypoglycemia patients

University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have discovered that altered islet cell function and reduced insulin clearance contribute to excessive post-meal insulin response in patients experiencing low blood sugar symptoms (hypoglycemia) following gastric bypass surgery. [More]

New mathematical model predicts blood glucose levels with more than 90% accuracy

A mathematical model created by Penn State researchers can predict with more than 90 percent accuracy the blood glucose levels of individuals with type 1 diabetes up to 30 minutes in advance of imminent changes in their levels -- plenty of time to take preventative action. [More]

Diabetes drug reduces amyloid-beta peptides, improves memory in experimental AD models

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have found that the diabetic drug, pramlintide, reduces amyloid-beta peptides, a major component of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the brain and improves learning and memory in two experimental AD models. [More]
Rexahn provides updates on clinical development programs, reports full-year 2013 financial results

Rexahn provides updates on clinical development programs, reports full-year 2013 financial results

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, is providing an overview of its three clinical development programs and Year for the year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
New method can identify cancer's visible precursors with 97% certainty

New method can identify cancer's visible precursors with 97% certainty

Pancreatic cancer is often detected at a late stage, which results in poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Researchers at The University od Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a method which identifies the cancer's visible precursors with 97% certainty. The method, which is expected to aid in the early discovery of the cancer as well as minimize the risk of unnecessary surgery, may be introduced in patient care within five years. [More]

Insulin-secreting beta cells of pancreas have capacity to regenerate, say scientists

Vanderbilt University scientists have found evidence that the insulin-secreting beta cells of the pancreas, which are either killed or become dysfunctional in the two main forms of diabetes, have the capacity to regenerate. [More]
Scientists discover cellular pathway that may prevent onset of Type 2 diabetes

Scientists discover cellular pathway that may prevent onset of Type 2 diabetes

Scientists at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute 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. [More]

Study reveals dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer

In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology, clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer. [More]
Physician-scientists present pancreatic cancer surgery findings at SSO Cancer Symposium

Physician-scientists present pancreatic cancer surgery findings at SSO Cancer Symposium

Despite the benefits of surgery for early stage pancreatic cancer, it remains under-utilized for patients with this deadly disease, according to a new national analysis of trends and outcomes. Physician-scientists at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented their findings and strategies to increase rates on March 13 at the Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium in Phoenix. [More]
Two synergistic therapies allow solid tumors to act as their own cancer-fighting vaccine

Two synergistic therapies allow solid tumors to act as their own cancer-fighting vaccine

Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute eradicated solid tumors in laboratory mice using a novel combination of two targeted agents. These two synergistic therapies stimulate an immune response, ultimately allowing solid tumors to act as their own cancer-fighting vaccine. [More]