Gastroenterology

The protein that keeps the pancreas from digesting itself

Every day, your pancreas produces about one cup of digestive juices, a mixture of molecules that can break down the food you eat. But if these powerful molecules become activated before they make their way to the gut, they ...

Medical research

Researchers use RNA to target pancreatic beta cells

Investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have designed RNA molecules that home to human pancreatic beta cells, the cells that produce insulin and are destroyed in patients with type 1 and type 2 ...

Diabetes

The unexpected benefits of fat in type 2 diabetes

With nearly 10% of the world's population affected, type 2 diabetes is a major public health issue. An excessively sedentary lifestyle and excessively caloric diet encourage the development of this metabolic disease by altering ...

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