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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.
Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking a lot more harmful than previously thought

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

Smoking causes diseases in nearly every organ of the body

₤16.5 million investment in stem cell research

₤16.5 million investment in stem cell research

International adult stem cell 'retraining' project starts in Birmingham

International adult stem cell 'retraining' project starts in Birmingham

Evidence that abnormally short telomeres play a role in the early development of cancer

Evidence that abnormally short telomeres play a role in the early development of cancer

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics awards $21 million to Vertex

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics awards $21 million to Vertex

Some people more at risk of obesity due to genetic makeup

Some people more at risk of obesity due to genetic makeup

Centre for Life opens with the UK’s first two human embryonic stem cell lines

Centre for Life opens with the UK’s first two human embryonic stem cell lines

FDA approves software that determines drug dosages of insulin

FDA approves software that determines drug dosages of insulin

New studies put spotlight on replicative capacity of beta cells

New studies put spotlight on replicative capacity of beta cells

New figures suggest Scotland is in the middle of a mumps epidemic

New figures suggest Scotland is in the middle of a mumps epidemic

Study suggests that the vitamins, such as E, C, and beta carotene, could raise bad form of cholesterol

Study suggests that the vitamins, such as E, C, and beta carotene, could raise bad form of cholesterol

Wyeth gets FDA approval for a novel protein device that enhances bone healing

Wyeth gets FDA approval for a novel protein device that enhances bone healing

Researchers discover gene responsible for neonatal diabetes

Researchers discover gene responsible for neonatal diabetes

Researchers find mucus plays key role in cancer

Researchers find mucus plays key role in cancer

FDA requires pancreatic extract manufacturers to get approval to remain on the market

FDA requires pancreatic extract manufacturers to get approval to remain on the market

The cancer death rate for African-American males would drop by nearly two-thirds if their exposure to tobacco smoke was eliminated

The cancer death rate for African-American males would drop by nearly two-thirds if their exposure to tobacco smoke was eliminated

First pancreatic islet cell transplant in Alabama

First pancreatic islet cell transplant in Alabama

Turmeric corrects the cystic fibrosis defect

Turmeric corrects the cystic fibrosis defect

New developments in the treatment of pancreatic cancer

New developments in the treatment of pancreatic cancer