News tagged with beta cells

Pancreatic stem cells isolated from mice

Scientists have succeeded in growing stem cells that have the ability to develop into two different types of cells that make up a healthy pancreas. The research team led by Dr. Hans Clevers of the Hubrecht Institute, The ...

Sep 17, 2013
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Key protein accelerates diabetes in two ways

The same protein tells beta cells in the pancreas to stop making insulin and then to self-destruct as diabetes worsens, according to a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) study published online today ...

Aug 26, 2013
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Could dietary tweaks ease type 1 diabetes?

(HealthDay)—Eating foods that contain certain nutrients may help people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes continue producing some insulin for as long as two years, a new study finds.

Aug 02, 2013
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Major hurdle cleared to diabetes transplants

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a way to trigger reproduction in the laboratory of clusters of human cells that make insulin, potentially ...

Jun 13, 2013
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