2017

How insulin-producing cells show their age

April 6, 2017

Adapted from a Joslin Diabetes Center press release

Diabetes researchers have puzzled for decades about why insulin-producing beta cells in one pancreatic islet often look and behave quite differently than their counterparts in the same islet or in nearby islets. Using newly identified cellular markers of aging, Joslin Diabetes Center scientists now have shown that this diversity may be driven at least in part by differently aged beta cell populations within the pancreas. 

Additionally, the Joslin team demonstrated that the aging of beta cells, with associated losses of...

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LabMate - An Introduction

April 6, 2017

PRESS RELEASE | April 6, 2017

In May, 2017, the service-based gig economy is coming to a lab near you - a paradigm shift that will get its start in Boston's thriving biopharmaceutical ecosystem. As the pool of academic tenure-track positions shrinks, federal research dollars tighten, and pharmaceutical companies and investment firms seek to be more nimble in developing products, a solution is being offered through a platform called LabMate.
 
Conceptualized and developed by Amar Sahay (...

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