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Previously unknown immune cell identified, with implications for T1 diabetes.

The body has an army of millions of immune cells. These cells contain receptors generated through random genetic rearrangements, a clever strategy to keep them ready to fight unfamiliar viruses … Continue Reading Previously unknown immune cell identified, with implications for T1 diabetes.

Study shows brain cell mitochondria controls blood-sugar levels after a meal.

A large body of data gathered over the last decades has identified the neuronal pathways which link the central nervous system with the autonomic innervation of the endocrine pancreas. These … Continue Reading Study shows brain cell mitochondria controls blood-sugar levels after a meal.

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.

Researchers block mitochondrial glucose production to treat type 2 diabetes in preclinical trials.

High blood sugar is a defining characteristic of Type 2 diabetes and the cause of many of the condition’s complications, including kidney failure, heart disease, and blindness. Most diabetes medications … Continue Reading Researchers block mitochondrial glucose production to treat type 2 diabetes in preclinical trials.

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.

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