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New type of insulin-producing cell discovered

In people with type I diabetes, insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas die and are not replaced. Without these cells, the body loses the ability to control blood glucose. Researchers at the University of California, ...

Apr 04, 2017
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Interferon shows promise as flu therapy

A molecule the body produces naturally in response to virus infection could be a viable flu treatment in the future, suggest researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London.

Sep 07, 2016
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Alpha

Alpha (uppercase Α, lowercase α; Greek: άλφα) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 1. It was derived from the Phoenician letter Aleph . Letters that arose from Alpha include the Latin A and the Cyrillic letter А.

In English the noun alpha is used as a synonym for "beginning", or "first" (in a series), reflecting its Greek roots.

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