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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.
Artificial pancreas may soon help patients with type 2 diabetes

Artificial pancreas may soon help patients with type 2 diabetes

Common weight-loss drug successfully targets fat in adults with obesity at high cardiovascular risk

Common weight-loss drug successfully targets fat in adults with obesity at high cardiovascular risk

Diabetes drug’s new weight loss formula fuels cost-benefit debate

Diabetes drug’s new weight loss formula fuels cost-benefit debate

First interchangeable biosimilar insulin product approved by FDA for treatment of diabetes

First interchangeable biosimilar insulin product approved by FDA for treatment of diabetes

Two types of blood pressure drugs provide equal benefits, but side effects differ

Two types of blood pressure drugs provide equal benefits, but side effects differ

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Largest genetic study identifies new drug targets to treat type 1 diabetes

Virginia Tech graduate student receives NSF grant to examine new treatments for pancreatic cancer

Virginia Tech graduate student receives NSF grant to examine new treatments for pancreatic cancer

Tissue-specific genetic interactions drive different types of cancer development

Tissue-specific genetic interactions drive different types of cancer development

WVU researcher-led effort ensures accuracy of data that dictates cancer patient's radiation therapy

WVU researcher-led effort ensures accuracy of data that dictates cancer patient's radiation therapy

Stimulating immune cells to form special structures can potentiate pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

Stimulating immune cells to form special structures can potentiate pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

Loss of PTHrP hormone can prevent metastases, improve survival in mice with pancreatic cancer

Loss of PTHrP hormone can prevent metastases, improve survival in mice with pancreatic cancer

Scientists outline new target for treating type 2 diabetes

Scientists outline new target for treating type 2 diabetes

New positive data on BCG’s ability to safely and significantly lower blood sugars

New positive data on BCG’s ability to safely and significantly lower blood sugars

Researchers discover a new mechanism controlling satiation

Researchers discover a new mechanism controlling satiation

Study shows how epigenetic factors modulate the risk of type 1 diabetes

Study shows how epigenetic factors modulate the risk of type 1 diabetes

Study uncovers novel drug that effectively thwarts pancreatic tumors

Study uncovers novel drug that effectively thwarts pancreatic tumors

Scientists develop new method for single-cell lineage tracing of metastatic cancer

Scientists develop new method for single-cell lineage tracing of metastatic cancer

New digital tool makes the analysis of microscopy images much easier

New digital tool makes the analysis of microscopy images much easier

Researchers clarify cellular processes related to radiation resistance of pancreatic cancer cells

Researchers clarify cellular processes related to radiation resistance of pancreatic cancer cells

Researchers develop promising stem cell therapy to treat type 1 diabetes

Researchers develop promising stem cell therapy to treat type 1 diabetes