Tag: "pancreatic" at biology news
The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels
... a special high-calorie, high-fat diet, along with pancreatic
enzyme and fat soluble vitamin supplementation to begin immediately, if needed, before digestive complications occur. Better nutrition has been linked to improved height and weight measurements, better pulmonary status, and cognitive benefits. "It i...
Diabetes hikes risk for liver, pancreatic cancers
...cancer, and more than twice the risk of developing pancreatic
cancer than non-diabetic individuals, according to research presented today at the Third Annual Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Meeting in Seattle. Marie-Claude Rousseau, lead author on the study, compared 3,288 men diagnosed with 12 diffe...
Stony Brook University medical researcher developing new medication to prevent colon cancer
...ising nitroaspirin for the prevention of colon and pancreatic
cancer, being supported by five NIH grants. He also pioneered the application of infrared spectroscopy to biology with emphasis on cancer, and holds several relevant patents. He is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored...
World's largest population study on BRCA1/2
...but it has also shown that the clustering of early pancreatic
cancer in families where there have been two breas... before age 50, there is concern about early onset pancreatic
cancer; * Prostate cancers are also in excess in families with bilateral breast cancer or two breas...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...hetic gastric juice for 120 minutes, and synthetic pancreatic
juice for 250 minutes. Results showed that not on... to grow at a significant rate when exposed to the pancreatic
juice. "From a food safety point of view, this implies that the industrial processes used to manufac...
Studies suggest promising new directions for gallstone treatment
...sdorf, is the potential for such a drug to prevent pancreatic
inflammation and "microlithiasis" in people who have had their gallbladders removed because of gallstones. In this disorder, a sludge of cholesterol-supersaturated bile inflames the bile duct because of its abnormal properties. By restoring the norma...
Yale and Pfizer launch visiting professorship pilot program
...ncer patients, but also show promise for prostate, pancreatic
and lung, as well as in certain brain tumor patients. ...
MIT team engineers new approaches to understanding malaria, more
...d be a player in the hunt for cures to malaria and pancreatic
cancer. It turns out, however, that Suresh's exper... the researchers show how the deformation of human pancreatic
cancer cells in response to certain naturally occurring biomolecules may affect the metastasis of th...
Vollum Institute discovery may unlock human genome
...r is studying the transcription factor involved in pancreatic
beta cell differentiation. "This is a factor that drives the expression of insulin, but also other differentiated properties of a beta cell, so if we can identify all those targets, we'll understand something about the nature of the development of a ...
JCI table of contents, 3 January 2005
...secretion through modulation of gene expression in pancreatic
beta cells. AUTHOR CONTACT:Yoshiaki Kido Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan. Phone: 81-78-382-5861; Fax: 81-78-382-2080; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org . A PDF of this article this article is av...
High sugar levels increase cancer and mortality risk
...bined. In men, the strongest associations were for pancreatic
cancer; significant associations were also found in men for cancers of the esophagus, liver and colon/rectum. In women, the strongest links where to cancers of the liver and cervix. The authors noted that the study participants were substantially lea...
Startling results from new biomedical research international conference
...discovered how to convert liver cells of mice into pancreatic
cells using a single injection. This may eventually lead to a cure for diabetes. Dr. James Mittra, one of the organisers of an international conference in Edinburgh on the Evolution of the Life Science Industries asks, "How does the pharmaceutical i...
CMS plan recognizes PET technology for benefit of cancer patients
...not previously covered, such as cervical, ovarian, pancreatic
and testicular cancers. Previously, only a limited number of indications were covered. CMS worked with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the oncology community, including SNM, the American College of Nuclear Physicians, the American College ...
JCI table of contents
...e. Normally, insulin is stored in vesicles inside pancreatic
b cells and upon vesicle transportation to the cel... Clinical Investigation. The researchers examined pancreatic
b cells from mice with a naturally mutated, nonfunctioning form of Rab27a a protein involved in ves...
Poor prenatal nutrition permanently damages function of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas
... nutrients from the mother to the baby, the baby's pancreatic
cells will be programmed abnormally," said princip...found no difference in pancreas size or numbers of pancreatic
beta cells, which produce insulin. But cultures of the beta cells revealed the answer: the underno...
JCI table of contents April 1, 2005
...creating mice that lack HNF-4alpha specifically in pancreatic
cells, the authors show that the gene is required for both normal glucose regulation and proper insulin secretion in response to glucose stimulation. They show that HNF-4alpha regulates a subunit of a potassium channel that is involved in glucose-sti...
New drug shows promise as powerful anticancer agent
...iety of human tumors, including liver, breast, and pancreatic
cancers that were grown in mice. ON01910 was also highly effective and, in many cases, strongly synergistic when tested in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents. Studies examining normal human cells show that, in contrast to tumor cells, the...
Joslin Diabetes Center scientists find genetic defects
... in the United States have type 1 diabetes. Their pancreatic
beta cells can no longer make insulin. Without this crucial hormone, their body cannot convert food into energy. To sustain life, they must get insulin through injections. The disorder can emerge in childhood, adolescence and even appear in adulthood...
UCSD researchers maintain stem cells without contaminated animal feeder layers
...ulate cellular growth and differentiation in human pancreatic
cells. Human embryonic stem cells cultured for several weeks under these conditions showed no change in cell form and structure. The team then eliminated each factor and pluripotency was assessed. At first, the results were narrowed to three molecule...
JCI table of contents April 1, 2005
...abetes and the role of IRS2 in brain cells and the pancreatic
cells that produce insulin. The authors have generated three types of mice with specific deletion of IRS2 expression. One line has reduced IRS2 in insulin-producing cells of the pancreas and the hypothalamus of the brain, one line has IRS2 reduced ...
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