Research at Ariel: An Exploration of Genetic Variants in 100 Pancreatitis Patients

Ariel's Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing

Thanks to patients who volunteer for scientific research with Ariel. Ariel researchers continue to study and describe the genetic changes that may predispose to pancreatitis. In a new study led by Dr. Mitch Ellison published in the journal Pancreas, the team studied how combinations of genetic changes, or variants, might make people more susceptible to […]

Pancreatitis & Pain

Patient with pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is a complex medical condition that manifests itself differently in each patient. While some patients experience no pain, the most common symptom of pancreatitis is pain in the upper abdomen [1], that may radiate to the back. This pain can range widely in severity and duration. Mild cases of pancreatitis may resolve on their […]

Chronic Pancreatitis and Diabetes

25-80% of people with chronic pancreatitis will develop diabetes due to their condition. The specific diabetes is called type 3c diabetes, otherwise known as pancreatogenic diabetes.

Considerations for Pancreatitis Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The novel coronavirus is currently causing a pandemic around the world. New research emerges daily about the virus and the disease it causes, called COVID-19.   Who is at risk for COVID-19? Scientists predict that 40-70% of the world population will be infected with the new coronavirus over the coming year. Although many people will […]

What is Pancreatitis?

pancreas pancreatitis

  Unless you have had a problem with your pancreas, you probably haven’t given it much thought. However, this little organ plays a big role in your digestive health. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, it causes severe abdominal pain and other complications if not treated properly. Here, we’ll take a closer look at what the […]