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Radcliffe Department of Medicine (RDM) group awarded £2.55 million for diabetes research.

Inside of a laboratory © Diabetes UK

Today the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge, a ground-breaking partnership between the Steve Morgan Foundation, Diabetes UK and  Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) UK, has announced funding of a research project led from the University, in a bid to find a cure for type 1 diabetes.

Professor David Hodson and his team will receive £2.55 million to explore how insulin-boosting molecules, which sit on the surface of beta cells, could be harnessed to create better performing lab-grown beta cells. They will also explore if the specialised molecules could help to protect transplanted beta cells from the immune system, or trigger new beta cells to grow inside the pancreas.

 

Read the full story on the Radcliffe Department of Medicine website.

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