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2013-05-07 11:05:38

Some of the earliest results from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in The Young (TEDDY) study - a major Europe-USA consortium exploring the causes of type 1 diabetes in children — has found no evidence for viral infection as a cause of the rapid-onset form of the condition. The research appears in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) and is by Professor Anette-Gabriele Ziegler of the German Research Centre for Environmental...

Mouse Model Sheds New Light On How Diabetes Develops
2013-05-04 06:20:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of Swedish scientists has developed a new mouse model which could explain what exactly happens to the body when type 2 diabetes develops, as well as how drug treatment affects the physiology. Writing in the journal Diabetologia, researchers from Lund University explain they fed normal mice food that was high in fat from the age of eight months through the age of two (which is, on average, the end of their natural lives)....

2013-02-28 10:56:12

The origin of beta-cells, the insulin-producing cells in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, has been controversial, and now new imaging and cell analysis technology shows that a recent study that seemed to have identified the progenitors of these important cells may have been in error, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children´s Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. "This is a fundamental question for my field,"...


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