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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.
Alcohol consumption linked to higher risk of melanoma

Alcohol consumption linked to higher risk of melanoma

Alcohol intake was associated with higher rates of invasive melanoma among white men and women. [More]
Mildly elevated body iron contributes to prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes

Mildly elevated body iron contributes to prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes

Even mildly elevated body iron contributes to the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes, according to research from the University of Eastern Finland. [More]
EPFL scientists discover cause for immune attack in type-1 diabetes

EPFL scientists discover cause for immune attack in type-1 diabetes

Type-1 diabetes occurs when immune cells attack the pancreas. EPFL scientists have now discovered what may trigger this attack, opening new directions for treatments. [More]
Researchers move closer to creating functional bioartificial kidney

Researchers move closer to creating functional bioartificial kidney

Investigators are getting closer to creating a functional bioartificial kidney, with advances being presented at ASN Kidney Week 2016 November 15-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. [More]
Researchers need to know more about proinsulin misfolding to better understand diabetes

Researchers need to know more about proinsulin misfolding to better understand diabetes

According to the World Health Organization, 422 million adults across the globe have diabetes. In fact, the number of adults with the disease continues to grow each year. [More]
Novel discovery could provide diabetic patients with better and safer insulin injections

Novel discovery could provide diabetic patients with better and safer insulin injections

Insulin injection, if you've never done it, takes two hands. One hand holds the insulin injector. [More]
Research shows workings of biochemical pathway that helps control blood glucose

Research shows workings of biochemical pathway that helps control blood glucose

Research led by a Johns Hopkins University biologist demonstrates the workings of a biochemical pathway that helps control glucose in the bloodstream, a development that could potentially lead to treatments for diabetes. [More]
New research explains how tumors may impair ability of the liver to respond to caloric deprivation

New research explains how tumors may impair ability of the liver to respond to caloric deprivation

One of the worst cruelties of lethal cancer is the phenomenon called wasting, or in medical terms, cachexia (pronounced ka-CHEX-ia), in which a patient seems literally to diminish in bodily terms as the cancer ravages one or more internal organs. [More]
Mild to moderate rise in blood fats increases risk of developing acute pancreatitis

Mild to moderate rise in blood fats increases risk of developing acute pancreatitis

New research from the University of Copenhagen shows that mild to moderate levels of blood fats equals an increased risk developing acute pancreatitis. It is far more serious than we previously believed it to be, according to the professor behind the study. [More]
Nearly 20% of children with celiac disease have persistent enteropathy despite gluten-free diet

Nearly 20% of children with celiac disease have persistent enteropathy despite gluten-free diet

Even after a year on a gluten-free diet, nearly 20 percent of children with celiac disease continue to have intestinal abnormalities (enteropathy) on repeat biopsies, reports a study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, official journal of the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Proteins in the blood of children can predict risk for incipient type 1 diabetes

Proteins in the blood of children can predict risk for incipient type 1 diabetes

Certain proteins in the blood of children can predict incipient type 1 diabetes, even before the first symptoms appear. A team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partners in the German Center for Diabetes Research, reported these findings in the 'Diabetologia' journal. [More]
Three low-carb meals in a day can reduce insulin resistance by more than 30%, U-M study shows

Three low-carb meals in a day can reduce insulin resistance by more than 30%, U-M study shows

Three low-carb meals within 24 hours lowers post-meal insulin resistance by more than 30 percent, but high-carb meals sustain insulin resistance, a condition that leads to high blood pressure, prediabetes and diabetes, according to a University of Michigan study. [More]
Renal denervation improves the liver's sensitivity to insulin, research shows

Renal denervation improves the liver's sensitivity to insulin, research shows

Incapacitating specific nerves to the kidneys improves the work of insulin on another organ, the liver, according to research from Cedars-Sinai recently published in the journal Diabetes. [More]
New treatment can halt growth of liver cancer cells, research shows

New treatment can halt growth of liver cancer cells, research shows

Scientists have shown that a mutation in a gene called Arid1b can cause liver cancer. The gene normally protects against cancer by limiting cell growth, but when mutated it allows cells to grow uncontrollably. [More]
New study to explore impact of vitamin K supplement on cardiovascular health of obese children

New study to explore impact of vitamin K supplement on cardiovascular health of obese children

Researchers want to know whether a vitamin K supplement is an effective, inexpensive way to help reduce the cardiovascular risk of obese children. [More]
Nano-biointeraction and nanopathology

Nano-biointeraction and nanopathology

Nanoparticles enter the organism in a number of ways. In most cases through inhalation and ingestion. When inhaled, the majority of them are expelled with the next breath. When ingested, most of them are gotten rid of through feces. [More]
Researchers identify existing drugs that appear to prevent aggressive subtype of pediatric brain tumors

Researchers identify existing drugs that appear to prevent aggressive subtype of pediatric brain tumors

More than 4,000 children and teens are diagnosed with brain cancer each year and the disease kills more children than any other cancer. [More]
Salk scientist receives NIH Pioneer Award to support innovative biomedical research

Salk scientist receives NIH Pioneer Award to support innovative biomedical research

Salk Professor Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte has been awarded a 2016 National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award, a highly coveted grant that supports the most innovative biomedical research, for his work in stem cell biology and regeneration. [More]
Cancers that cause huge impact on healthy years of life linked to smoking and alcohol

Cancers that cause huge impact on healthy years of life linked to smoking and alcohol

A new study finds eleven of the 15 cancers with the most impact on healthy years of life lost in the United States are closely-associated with two preventable risk factors: smoking and alcohol. [More]
New T cell subset may play vital role in development of type 1 diabetes

New T cell subset may play vital role in development of type 1 diabetes

A study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland revealed that a recently described T cell subset may have a central role in the development of type 1 diabetes. [More]
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