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Researchers identify previously unknown class of antigen present in T1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is the autoimmune form of diabetes, in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by immune cells, especially those known as T cells.  Insulin is … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown class of antigen present in T1 diabetes.

International team identifies bacteria which protect against type 1 diabetes.

To combat pathogens, the immune system has developed various mechanisms to detect, defend against and even destroy micro-organisms that are harmful to the body. This includes antimicrobial peptides and natural … Continue Reading International team identifies bacteria which protect against type 1 diabetes.

Researchers complete the first human trials for insulin vaccine to prevent T1 diabetes.

An international consortium from the TU Dresden and the Helmholtz Zentrum München, together with researchers from Vienna, Bristol and Denver (USA) have successfully completed the first step in development of … Continue Reading Researchers complete the first human trials for insulin vaccine to prevent T1 diabetes.

Novel nanoparticle enables MRI to visualize pancreas inflammation in T1 diabetes for the first time.

A pilot study led by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Massachusetts General Hospital have revealed that it is possible to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to image … Continue Reading Novel nanoparticle enables MRI to visualize pancreas inflammation in T1 diabetes for the first time.

Novel ‘smart’ insulin automatically adjusts blood sugar in animal model.

Seven-year-old Foster’s fingertips are so calloused from pricking them that he now draws blood from the sides of his fingers instead. His mother, Tricia, says his thighs are next. Diagnosed … Continue Reading Novel ‘smart’ insulin automatically adjusts blood sugar in animal model.