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Bioengineered ‘Pancreas’ Effective in First Patient
Aggie Mika | May 12, 2017
The diabetic volunteer continued to produce insulin one year after she received a transplant of abdominal islet cells.
Chimeric Pancreas Treats Diabetes in Mice
Tracy Vence | Jan 26, 2017
Researchers produce functional organs composed of both mouse and rat cells.
How High Fat and Insulin Levels May Lead to Diabetes
Barbara E. Corkey | Jun 30, 2016
Lipids and insulin play important roles in blood sugar regulation, and altered levels of either could kick start metabolic dysfunction.
Insulin-Producing Mini Stomachs
Catherine Offord | Feb 22, 2016
Scientists grow gastric organs in vitro that can restore insulin production when transplanted into mice.
Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells
Bob Grant | Oct 13, 2014
Researchers craft hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.
Transformer Cells in Diabetes
Ed Yong | Sep 13, 2012
In diabetic mice, the cells of the pancreas don’t die, but rather revert to an earlier state incapable of producing the insulin the body needs.
The Dark Side of Working Nights
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 11, 2012
Pulling frequent all-nighters, experiencing jet lag, and working night shifts can lead to diabetes in more than one way.