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  • Curing Diabetes

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    January 26, 2016 | 8:23 am

    MIT scientists believe they are close to curing Type 1 diabetes, and hoping to make daily insulin shots obsolete. 

    Researchers at MIT reported in the journal Nature that they have successfully transplanted cells into mice that began producing insulin, that the body’s immune...

  • Israeli company testing insulin pill for diabetes treatment

    July 5, 2012 | 9:57 am

    Some people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can manage their disease with diet and exercise. Others must turn to insulin injections and other medical interventions to control their blood sugar levels. But diabetes is a progressive disease — even if medication isn’t needed at...

  • Pancreatic Cancer Studies Hopeful, But Funding Lags

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    March 11, 2009 | 3:03 am

    It’s the fourth deadliest cancer, which will claim an estimated 34,000 lives this year. There are no surefire methods for prevention or early detection. And it resists treatments found to be effective in other cancers.

    Until someone noteworthy like U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth...