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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.
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

Researchers explore how metastatic pancreatic cancer gets ‘reprogrammed’ for optimal malignancy

Researchers explore how metastatic pancreatic cancer gets ‘reprogrammed’ for optimal malignancy

Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice

Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice

Regular aspirin use lowers pancreatic cancer risk by 50%, new study finds

Regular aspirin use lowers pancreatic cancer risk by 50%, new study finds

Scientists use pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in laboratory

Scientists use pluripotent stem cells to generate human stomach tissues in laboratory

Chemical modification improves release and availability of insulin, research shows

Chemical modification improves release and availability of insulin, research shows

200th live donor kidney transplant offers promise of new life for the New Year

200th live donor kidney transplant offers promise of new life for the New Year

Bionic pancreas system manages blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home

Bionic pancreas system manages blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes living at home

Novel genomics model allows personalized approach to radiation therapy

Novel genomics model allows personalized approach to radiation therapy

HCI receives $8.8 million NIH grant to lead colon cancer study

HCI receives $8.8 million NIH grant to lead colon cancer study

WPI researchers develop chip to trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in blood

WPI researchers develop chip to trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in blood

Scientists discover truncated p53 proteins that promote cancer growth and metastasis

Scientists discover truncated p53 proteins that promote cancer growth and metastasis

Research reveals opposing role for SNAP23 protein in endocrine and exocrine pancreas

Research reveals opposing role for SNAP23 protein in endocrine and exocrine pancreas