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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.
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

Islets from rat-grown mouse pancreases can help reverse disease in diabetic mice

Islets from rat-grown mouse pancreases can help reverse disease in diabetic mice

HCI scientists uncover new way that bones get destroyed through breast cancer

HCI scientists uncover new way that bones get destroyed through breast cancer

Scientists develop new method to accurately determine gene expression in single cells

Scientists develop new method to accurately determine gene expression in single cells

Type 1 diabetes patients show distinct signs of gut inflammation, study reveals

Type 1 diabetes patients show distinct signs of gut inflammation, study reveals

Exposure to insecticides that mimic melatonin could put people at higher risk for diabetes

Exposure to insecticides that mimic melatonin could put people at higher risk for diabetes

Researchers uncover how stress hormone prevents digestive enzymes from damaging pancreas

Researchers uncover how stress hormone prevents digestive enzymes from damaging pancreas

Protein involved in pancreatic cancer development plays more complicated role, study finds

Protein involved in pancreatic cancer development plays more complicated role, study finds

Epigenetic changes drive successful metastases of pancreatic cancer cells

Epigenetic changes drive successful metastases of pancreatic cancer cells