For certain diabetics, frequent hospital visits are common, but there might be a way to reduce trips to the doctor. An artificial pancreas just showed encouraging results among type 2 diabetics when it comes to managing blood sugar levels.
Biotech June 27, 2018
Using stem cells, researchers grew mouse pancreas in bodies of rats and later transplanted the organ into diabetic mouse. The technique offers hope of reversing diabetes and alleviating shortage of donated organs for transplant patients.
Biotech January 26, 2017
The FDA gave its approval to Medtronic's MiniMed 670G, the first automated insulin delivery system for type 1 diabetes patients. The artificial pancreas could automatically monitor and regulate blood sugar levels.
Biotech September 28, 2016
Certain changes in your oral microbiome may up your risk of contracting pancreatic cancer, a new study revealed. Researchers identified two specific bacteria associated with the illness.
Life April 21, 2016
A blood test still in its early stages is poised to detect a range of diseases, including cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. It is based on next-generation DNA sequencing, using signatures of DNA coming from dying cells.
Life March 17, 2016
A newly developed closed-loop insulin delivery system has been shown to be more effective at keeping blood sugar levels low in young patients with type 1 diabetes. The device makes use of a smartphone app to monitor the patient's glucose and automatically delivers insulin when needed.
Life February 5, 2016
Researchers from MIT, Harvard University and other scientific organizations have developed a new technology that would allow insulin-producing beta cells to be implanted into the body. The device effectively protects these cells from immune system attacks.
Life January 27, 2016
Researchers found that unused human pancreas may be recycled as new organs for diabetics. Unused pancreas of organ donors can be used as a base to create a new-generation and bio-artificial one.
Life December 22, 2015
Losing just one gram of fat in the pancreas could cure diabetes, a new study suggested. When excess fat was removed in the pancreas, insulin levels returned to normal and diabetes-free.
Life December 5, 2015
Is there a potential cure for diabetes? Maybe, after researchers developed an artificial pancreas that can produce insulin in patients with diabetes and other pancreatic diseases.
Life November 21, 2015
Researchers discovered a way to diagnose patients with pancreatic cancer in its early stage, and possibly bring down the currently high mortality rate of patients with the disease.
Life June 26, 2015
A software developer from Texas received the first skull and scalp transplant before receiving life-saving pancreas and kidney transplants. The patient has a rare form of cancer that affected the muscles under his scalp.
Life June 5, 2015