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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 975608, 7 pages
Rotational Transport of Islets: The Best Way for Islets to Get around?
1Center of Operative Medicine, Department of Visceral, Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
2Department of General Surgery, SJOG Hospital, Kajetanerplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
3Department of Pathology, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
4Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Received 5 August 2013; Accepted 21 October 2013
Academic Editor: Gerald Brandacher
Copyright © 2013 Rupert Oberhuber et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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