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  • Oxygen deficiency rewires mitochondria

    Mitochondria burn oxygen and provide energy for the body. Cells lacking oxygen or nutrients have to change their energy supply quickly in order to keep growing. In a study published in Nature, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing have now shown that mitochondria are reprogr more

  • How Type 1 Diabetes Gradually Destroys Insulin Production

    Using the new Imaging Mass Cytometry method, Zurich researchers 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, are still present in the early stages of the disease, but look very different. more

  • Nanodiscs catch misfolding proteins red-handed

    When proteins misfold, accumulate and clump around insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, they kill cells. Now, researchers, including University of Michigan biophysicists, have obtained a structural snapshot of these proteins when they are most toxic, detailing them down to the atomic level. The more

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Pancreas The pancreas is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine system s of vertebrates. It is both exocrine (secreting pancreatic juice containing digestive enzyme s) and endocrine (producing several important hormone s, includin ... more


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