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Type 1 Diabetes Prevention: Promising Research Breakthrough Gives New Hope

A research breakthrough by scientists, funded by JDRF, has shown a promising future for the prevention of type 1 diabetes. Findings from a study by TrialNet show that the immunotherapy…

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JDRF WELCOMES COMMITMENT TO CONTINUE WORK OF CLINICAL RESEARCH NETWORK BY THE COALITION GOVERNMENT

Funding will help support translate more innovations into useful treatments for people living with type 1 diabetes. JDRF welcomes the news today that the Liberal National Government has committed to…

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FUTURE RESEARCH LEADERS: MEET ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MELINDA COUGHLAN

Associate Professor Melinda Coughlan is Head of the Coughlan Lab at Monash University, leading research to stop complications of diabetes and understand dietary factors connected with the disease. She’s a rising star in the type 1…

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THE VACCINE THAT MAY HELP PREVENT TYPE 1 DIABETES

A vaccine that protects infants from a nasty stomach virus may provide an unexpected bonus – helping to prevent type 1 diabetes. The rotavirus vaccine became a routine immunisation for Australian…

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CAN T1D SCIENTISTS AND CANCER RESEARCHERS LEARN FROM EACH OTHER? YOU BET

You might be surprised to learn that there is an overlapping biology of cancer immunity and other autoimmune disorders. Our type 1 diabetes researchers aren’t! JDRF International hosted its first…

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SEAWEED STUDY SHOWS ENCAPSULATION PROMISE

New research part-funded by JDRF has found a material derived from seaweed could help to protect insulin-producing beta cells after they’ve been transplanted into the body. Islet transplantation is currently…

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DISCOVERY PAVES WAY FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES THERAPY

Researchers at St Vincent’s Institute (SVI) in Melbourne led by JDRF Career Development Award recipient, Associate Professor Stuart Mannering, have identified a key target of the immune response that causes…

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DOES THE GUT HOLD THE ANSWER TO PREVENTING TYPE 1 DIABETES?

Gut bacteria and pancreatic function Australian researchers have found a direct link between the bacteria in our gut and pancreatic function All the microorganisms in the gut, including bacteria and…

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ISLET TRANSPLANTATION IN AUSTRALIA: A JOURNEY FROM BENCH TO BEDSIDE

A decade ago, islet transplantation was just an experimental procedure confined to labs across Australia. Today, thanks to Government support driven by JDRF advocates, islet transplantation has been a reality…

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SPOTLIGHT ON FUTURE RESEARCH LEADER, DR KIRSTINE BELL

Dr Kirstine Bell, better known to some as Kirstie learnt a lot from the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community about what it’s like to live with the condition while she…

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