Medications

Metoprolol: An old drug with unique cardioprotective properties

A drug costing less than 2 euros per dose could reduce the long term consequences of a heart attack, benefitting millions of patients. Metoprolol, a member of the beta-blocker class of drugs that has been in use for more ...

Medical research

Type 1 diabetes from a beta cell's perspective

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when T-cells in the immune system attack the body's own insulin-producing cells, called beta cells, in the pancreas. Usually diagnosed in children and young adults, type ...

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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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