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Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert glucose, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Insulin allows cells to use glucose for fuel and is secreted by beta cells in the islets of Langerhans. The release of insulin from the pancreas is stimulated by increased blood glucose, vagal nerve stimulation, and other factors. Insulin is obtained from various animals and available in a variety of preparations. Commercial insulin preparations differ in a number of ways, including differences in the animal species from which they are obtained; their purity, concentration, and solubility; and the time of onset and duration of their biologic action. An oral hypoglycemic agent is not a form of insulin therapy.
The complex link between pancreatic malformations and the “dark genome”

The complex link between pancreatic malformations and the “dark genome”

BIDMC researchers develop a transformative approach to make more of beige adipose tissues

BIDMC researchers develop a transformative approach to make more of beige adipose tissues

Extract from the roots of Rhodiola rosea may be effective for managing type 2 diabetes

Extract from the roots of Rhodiola rosea may be effective for managing type 2 diabetes

Circadian clocks involve primarily in fat cell growth

Circadian clocks involve primarily in fat cell growth

Giving attention to beta cells instead of the immune system could be a chance to prevent type 1 diabetes

Giving attention to beta cells instead of the immune system could be a chance to prevent type 1 diabetes

How rice breeders develop a new low glycemic index, high protein rice

How rice breeders develop a new low glycemic index, high protein rice

Researchers demonstrate a possible new way of generating insulin-producing cells

Researchers demonstrate a possible new way of generating insulin-producing cells

Characterizing the genetic factors impacting the immune response in type 1 diabetes

Characterizing the genetic factors impacting the immune response in type 1 diabetes

Researchers determine the novel medical target of angiogenesis for ccRCC patients

Researchers determine the novel medical target of angiogenesis for ccRCC patients

National DNA Day 2022: an interview with Professor Matthew Cobb

National DNA Day 2022: an interview with Professor Matthew Cobb

Researchers discover a protein that protects the pancreas from self-digestion

Researchers discover a protein that protects the pancreas from self-digestion

New protective mechanism against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease identified

New protective mechanism against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease identified

Scientists reveal the origins and provide a detailed ID card of pancreatic endocrine stem cells

Scientists reveal the origins and provide a detailed ID card of pancreatic endocrine stem cells

New research shows significant variations in B-cells in women with PPD

New research shows significant variations in B-cells in women with PPD

Researchers create RNA molecules to address human pancreatic beta cells

Researchers create RNA molecules to address human pancreatic beta cells

Breakthrough discovery provides a desirable drug target to tackle metabolic diseases

Breakthrough discovery provides a desirable drug target to tackle metabolic diseases

Genetic risk score may help identify Type 2 diabetes patients with a higher risk for cardiovascular events

Genetic risk score may help identify Type 2 diabetes patients with a higher risk for cardiovascular events

HIF-1alpha inhibitor preserves the activity of insulin-producing beta cells in diabetic mice

HIF-1alpha inhibitor preserves the activity of insulin-producing beta cells in diabetic mice

Scientists create powerful new method for generating protein drugs

Scientists create powerful new method for generating protein drugs

Novel ways to increase SC-beta cell’s survivability and functioning via genetic manipulation

Novel ways to increase SC-beta cell’s survivability and functioning via genetic manipulation