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Pancreatic Cancer, Diabetes Link Explored by Stanford Researchers

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A lot has been written here and elsewhere about the unpredictability and deadliness of most forms of pancreatic cancer. In short, it’s difficult to diagnose at the early stages, and very difficult to cure in its later stages.

Now developmental biologist Seung Kim, MD, PhD, and former Stanford research associate Jonghyeob Lee, PhD, have devised a way to mimic the earliest stages of disease development using human pancreatic cells implanted into mice. They did so by introducing a set of genetic mutations often found in the disease. They published their results in Nature Communications last week. Read more . . .

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