Insulin-producing cells in the fetal gut discovered by US-Israeli scientists

The beta cells dispersed throughout the pancreas have an exclusive “license” to make insulin in the human body. However, because beta cells can become sparse or defective in persons with diabetes, researchers have been looking for alternative cells that can be coaxed into producing the crucial glucose-regulating hormone. Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science […]

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science fiction in Israel: researchers created an ear from scratch

Professor Shulamit Levenberg in the lab The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Sheba Medical Center have developed a cost-effective method for fabricating custom-made functional cosmetic implants for the rehabilitation of congenitally malformed ears. Microtia is a birth defect condition in which the external ear does not grow normally, resulting in a small and […]

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