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Reprogrammed cells: β cells expressing insulin (green) and the closely related δ cells expressing somatostatin (red). Blue staining shows cell nuclei. Many reprogrammed cells contain two nuclei (a unique feature of some exocrine cells) demonstrating their exocrine cell origin

Why is reprogramming cells to cure diabetes so difficult?

endocrine glands

A new model of autoimmune disease may solve some great outstanding riddles, including what causes T cells to attack and why only certain organs...

Joint Wellcome Trust – WHO Consultation on Transforming Nutrition Science for Better Health

World-leading scientists meet to stimulate new, cutting-edge research to improve lifelong health outcomes

Missing Mitch

 Mice lacking an energy-control gene stay lean

comparing rice only to normal diet

The reproduction rates of the bacteria in one's gut may be a good indicator of health or disease


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A protein ties osteoporosis to high blood sugar and the spread of cancer to the bone

Mouse islet of Langerhans; insulin-containing vesicles within beta cells are shown in white

Cells in the pancreas take on unusual shapes in order to carry out their vital work


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A new study reveals that certain gut bacteria may induce metabolic changes following exposure to artificial sweeteners