Medical research

How transcription factors influence insulin-producing beta cells

A recent study from the laboratory of Joseph Bass, MD, Ph.D., the Charles F. Kettering Professor of Medicine and chief of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine, has revealed how transcription factors within individual ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 can infect dopamine neurons causing senescence

A new study reported that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, can infect dopamine neurons in the brain and trigger senescence—when a cell loses the ability to grow and divide. The researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine, ...

Diabetes

Researchers show how lipids and diabetes are closely linked

While sugar is the most frequently named culprit in the development of type 2 diabetes, a better understanding of the role of fats is also essential. By analyzing the blood profiles of dozens of people suffering from diabetes ...

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Beta cell

Beta cells (beta-cells, β-cells) are a type of cell in the pancreas in areas called the islets of Langerhans. They make up 65-80% of the cells in the islets.

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