Oncology & Cancer

Researchers decode origin of inflammation-driven pancreatic cancer

Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida have revealed the process by which chronic inflammation of the pancreas, pancreatitis, morphs into pancreatic cancer. They say their findings point to ways to identify pancreatitis patients ...

Medical research

Clearing the BAR to oral vaccines

A new technology under development by an academic–industry partnership protects oral vaccines from destruction by the digestive system.

Diabetes

DNA variant affects diabetes risk and treatment response

A DNA variant near a digestive enzyme does not only affect risk of developing diabetes but also affects the response to treatment, an international consortium of researchers including the University of Dundee has found.

Genetics

Brain-building gene plays key role in gut repair

(Medical Xpress)—A gene with a colorful name – mindbomb 1 – plays a key role far beyond the brain. New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that mindbomb 1 may be involved in repairing ...

Oncology & Cancer

A step towards better understanding of pancreatic cancer

(Medical Xpress)—An international team of scientists has observed that the well-studied protein Sirtuin-1, known for helping cells live longer, also appears to play an important role in pancreatic cancer.

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