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Anna Garrido: A new strategy to convert D cells of the gastrointestinal tract into insulin-producing beta-cells.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 40 million people worldwide. In these patients, the beta pancreatic cells that produce insulin, the hormone responsible for reducing blood sugar levels, are destroyed by the body’s immune system. Because the only available treatment consists of regular insulin injections that alter the quality of
If everyone can feel sad or depressed at times, mood disorders are more intense and therefore treated as pathologies. What causes mood disorders is not well known. They are sometimes related to dysfunction of the brain reward system and many studies suggest an ontogenetic origin, with both genetics and environmental factors involved, as well as
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