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Helping precious islets reach their destination safely
Published on May 25, 2018

Australia has three Islet Transplantation Centres (ITC), but only two islet isolation facilities. That means that precious donated islets sometimes have a way to go to get to their destination. Australian researchers have specially designed ‘egg cartons’ to provide oxygen and physically separate the islets, keeping more of them alive during transport.

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Meet Future Research Leader, Dr Harald Janovjak
Published on May 4, 2018

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Australia Group Leader Harald Janovjak is new to Australia, lured here by the strong academic atmosphere, excellent life quality and amazing nature. We’re similarly excited to have him on-board as new talent to the field of type 1 diabetes research. Hailing from Switzerland, Dr Harald Janovjak has lived in Austria […]

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Researchers based out of the University of Queensland have found a way to identify babies who will develop type 1 diabetes (T1D) in future. The team, including JDRF-funded researcher Ahmed Mehdi, examined data collected over 10 years from children at risk of type 1 diabetes. Before getting T1D, genetically-susceptible individuals develop islet autoantibodies, often during the […]

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New funding allows JDRF’s prevention research to go deeper
Published on April 9, 2018

Two promising Australian research projects have been awarded almost $3 million in funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, to be administered by JDRF Australia. A prestigious partnership                                                                  The Helmsley Charitable Trust is one of the largest medical research-funding philanthropic trusts in the world. Helmsley has provided more than US$1.5 billion of grants since […]

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Thirteen type 1 diabetes research rising stars announced
Published on March 2, 2018

JDRF is pleased to announce the next group of participants taking part in the JDRF/Macquarie Group Foundation Future Research Leaders Program (FRLP). An initiative of JDRF and principally supported by the Macquarie Group Foundation, this Program aims to support researchers in the early-mid stages of their careers to develop leadership potential and increase the success […]

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Immune cells seen flocking to the pancreas in type 1 diabetes
Published on February 25, 2018

Researchers from Europe have discovered that people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) have more beta cell-targeting immune cells in the pancreas than people without T1D. This is an interesting finding given that both groups have similar numbers of immune cells overall. This knowledge helps researchers further understand the process leading to T1D.

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Australian research confirms a gut feeling
Published on February 22, 2018

Recent research part-funded by JDRF and led by Dr Emma-Hamilton Williams from the University of Queensland found that targeting microorganisms in the gut has the potential to prevent type 1 diabetes. The microorganism population in your gut, including bacteria and viruses, is known as the microbiome. Many of the microorganisms help us – for example, […]

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Insulin pump system found to reduce hypos
Published on February 2, 2018

New research funded by JDRF’s T1DCRN has found a pump that suspends insulin delivery when blood glucose levels fall can halve time spent in hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) in young people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Integrating real-time continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGM) and pump therapy has been an important milestone in the management of […]

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