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Swedish scientists find new markers for type 1 diabetes

Posted by Fox News on April 9, 2015 - Category: Medical
Lead researcher Ake Lernmark, from Sweden's Lund University, says that measuring the levels of autoantibdodies in children's blood indicates whether their immune system has started to attack beta cells. Read More »
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Breakthrough ‘reverse’ vaccine may help combat Type 1 diabetes

Posted by Loren Grush on June 26, 2013 - Category: Medical
In a breakthrough clinical trial, Stanford University researchers have created a never-before-seen vaccine that utilizes modified DNA to shut down specific sections of the immune system.

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Home Urine Test Measures Insulin Production

Posted by Renal and Urology News on May 23, 2011 - Category: Medical
“The urine test offers a practical alternative to blood testing,” Dr. Besser said. “As the urine test can be done in the patient's own home we hope that it will be taken up more readily, and more patients can be correctly diagnosed and be offered the correct treatment Read More »
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Under the magnifying glass: glucagon's role in type 1 diabetes

Posted by Tara Wilcox-Ghanoonparvar on February 18, 2011 - Category: Medical
A new study by the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center in Dallas suggests that an excess of glucagon, rather than a shortage of insulin, is the main culprit in diabetes. Read More »
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