Scientists Create ‘Bionic Pancreas’ to Help Diabetic Boy

By Enjoli Francis

Jun 16, 2014 9:33pm

Instant Index Header1 Scientists Create Bionic Pancreas to Help Diabetic Boy

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Dad Develops ‘Bionic Pancreas’

A bionic pancreas from researchers at Mass General and Boston University uses a sensor, just under the skin, to monitor blood sugar levels. An app on your phone calculates the right amount of insulin and automatically releases it into your bloodstream. It could be a gamechanger for those with Type 1 diabetes but it’s experimental for now.

Watch Kidman and Urban Sing

Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman visited a children’s hospital Friday in Clayton, Australia, and gave an impromptu concert to lift everyone’s spirits.

Urban and his wife sang “Amazing Grace” at the Monash Children’s Hospital. The two looked completely at home, supporting a good cause. Watch here.

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