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University of Florida scientists will be analyzing every cell in the pancreas, among other organs, to understand the roots of Type 1 diabetes. Magic mine/Shutterstock.com

Mapping the 100 trillion cells that make up your body

First, scientists wanted to decode all three billions units of the human genome. Now, a new effort will identify all the cell types in the human body to discover the roots of diseases, like diabetes.
Isolated pancreas cells stained bright green are shown sitting in the wells of the transport “egg carton”. Aurelien Forget

We’ve made ‘smart egg-cartons’ to transport cells to cure diabetes

Doctors can treat diabetes by transplanting cells from the pancreas of a donor to the patient. But many of the crucial cells die - a better way to store and transport them can help.
Mary Tyler Moore testified before Senate in 2009 about juvenile diabetes. Susan Walsh/AP

Mary Tyler Moore’s death a reminder of the toll of diabetes

Diabetes kills more people than breast cancer and AIDS, and Mary Tyler Moore was a fierce advocate for research to combat the disease. Here is why it's important to know if you are prediabetic.

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