pancreatic islet Archives
Dec. 4, 2023—A comprehensive study that integrates multiple analytic approaches has linked a regulatory gene network and functional defects in insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells to Type 2 diabetes.
Jul. 10, 2023—Vanderbilt's Maureen Gannon, PhD, received the Paul Lacy Medal Award, the highest honor given by the Midwest Islet Club in recognition of meritorious career achievement in the field of islet biology.
Jul. 5, 2023—Vanderbilt's Rafael Arrojo e Drigo, PhD, recently received the inaugural Robert L. Sorenson Young Investigator Award from the Midwest Islet Club (MIC) in recognition of his research excellence and innovation in the field of islet research.
Sep. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered details of pancreatic beta cell loss — and potential therapeutic targets — during conditions of overnutrition, as occurs in obesity.
Jul. 30, 2020—The multicellular, 3-D structure of human pancreatic islets — the areas of the pancreas containing hormone-producing or endocrine cells — has presented challenges to researchers as they study and manipulate these cells’ function, but Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers have now developed a pseudoislet system that allows for much easier study of islet function.