At-home innovators (aka tinkerers) account for roughly a third of America's R&D, spending ~$41 billion a year. At-home innovators are responsible for the personal computer, the mountain bike, and the artificial pancreas, among much, much else.โ€ฆ
In 1976 Matthew Adam Garber, the boy who played Micheal in Mary Poppins, died at the age of 21, from hepatitis that spread to his pancreas. There have always been rumors that Garber contracted the disease after unsafe drug use, but his family says it was from eating bad meat.โ€ฆ
Taste receptors are found not only on the human tongue but in our stomach, intestines, pancreas, lungs, brain, and testicles where receptors can sense sweet and umami flavors.โ€ฆ
Ashton Kutcher tried Steve Jobs' fruitarian diet when getting into character for the jOBS movie and ended up in the hospital because it messed up his pancreas levelsโ€ฆ
Thanks to 2 protein receptors called T1R and T2R certain tastes such as sour, bitter, and umami, the savory flavor found in soy sauce can be recognized in cells throughout the body. These special taste receptors have been discovered in the bladder, pancreas, brain and yes, even your testiesโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Dana Lewis, who has diabetes built her own artificial pancreas, she used social media, computer skills and mail-ordered parts to invent an artificial pancreas for people with diabetes and she is giving away the plans for freeโ€ฆ
The insulin-producing function of pancreas was discovered by a physician, Joseph von Mering, after he had removed the organ from a dog. The dog was observed to urinate frequently on the floor, despite it being house trained. This led him to conclude that it was diabetic.โ€ฆ
To understand diabetes, a lock and key analogy is useful. To provide energy to cells, insulin (the key) unlocks cells to let sugars in. Type-A is the pancreas producing too few keys, so insulin is injected. Type-B means rusty keyholes, which can be fixed with exercise, weight loss, or medicine.โ€ฆ
Inhaled Insulin Exists for Type 1/2, Is faster acting, with less weight gain and less chance of hypoglycemia because it emulates what the pancreas does.โ€ฆ
Sweetbread isn't a type of bread, instead, it's a dish that consists of breaded pancreas or thymus of either lamb, calf, beef or porkโ€ฆ
The federal government recognizes garlic as a potent anti-cancer agent, saying: "Several population studies show an association between increased intake of garlic and reduced risk of certain cancers, including cancers of the stomach, colon, esophagus, pancreas, and breast."โ€ฆ
In Iraq, more deaths occurred due to war than to multiple cancers combined including lung, breast, bladder, colon, stomach, liver, pancreas, prostate, ovary, oral, and esophagus in 2014.โ€ฆ
We have taste receptors in the stomach, intestines, pancreas, lungs, anus, testicles and the brain.โ€ฆ
Insulin was discovered in 1889 when two physicians decided to remove the pancreas of a dog to test the effect on fat absorption. Oskar Minkowski, one of those physicians, noticed that afterwards the dog became diabetic, with high sugar content in the urine.โ€ฆ
Mouse exocrine cells have been directly reprogrammed to produce Insulin-producing Beta cells that are rarer than 1% of all the pancreas cells in the body through a procedure called "direct reprogramming" With these cells Diabetes may be vanquished.โ€ฆ
Researcher removed the pancreases from dogs and noticed the dogs without a pancreas had flies gathering over their urine due to the high sugar content,this led to the discovery of insulin.โ€ฆ
Having a higher BMI is positively correlated with a risk for a variety of cancers, including esophagus cancer, colon cancer, pancreas cancer, kidney cancer and breast cancer.โ€ฆ
The green or yellow paste inside lobsters and crabs is called "tomalley", and fulfills the functions of both the liver and the pancreas. It is consisted a delicacy.โ€ฆ
"sweetmeats" means a "sweet delicacy" whereas "sweetbreads" means the "thymus or pancreas of a young animal."โ€ฆ
6-year-old Abigail Taylor died 9 months after several of her internal organs were partially sucked out of her body while she sat on an excessively powerful swimming pool drain. Her intestines and pancreas were replaced with donor organs, but she later died from a rare transplant-related cancer.โ€ฆ
A young airman spent the last year of his life with his liver doubling as his pancreasโ€ฆ

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