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Insulin production

Type 1 Diabetes Gradually Destroys Insulin Production

Using the new Imaging Mass Cytometry method, researchers of UZH have investigated; the pancreas of healthy organ donors and those with type 1 diabetes. The study shows that many beta cells, which normally produce insulin; and still present in the early stages of the disease, but look very different. These beta cells could potentially be…

Future treatment of diabetes

A New Approach Towards Future Treatment Of Diabetes

It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul, but they may also open the door for discovering new ways to achieve immune tolerance to transplanted islets in type 1 diabetes, according to research from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The findings, which…

Endocrine disruptors

The Effect Of Endocrine Disruptors On Metabolism

January 2019 saw the launch of the EU research project EDCMET, in which scientists from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) are also involved. EDCMET stands for “Metabolic effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals; novel testing METhods and adverse outcome path-ways; and is aim at developing methods to identify chemical compounds; that disrupt metabolic…

Pancreatic Cancer

Neoadjuvant Chemo Ups Survival in Pancreatic Cancer

For the first time, neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been shown to improve survival in patients with resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). The finding comes from a Japanese study, which used perioperative chemotherapy with neoadjuvant gemcitabine and S-1 (Taiho Pharmaceutical), as well as adjuvant S-1. The 2-year overall survival rates were 63.7% for the group who received…

Endocrine Disruptors Interfere With Thyroid Functions

Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are a class of chemicals used to produce materials commonly found in everyday life, such as some plastics, tin cans, electrical and household appliances, cosmetics, pesticides, etc. EDs are, however, not without danger: these molecules interfere with the endocrine system, disrupting the physiological production and the target effects of hormones