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Liver could be new target for type 1 diabetes research, treatments
December 18, 2019 - Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease often diagnosed in children and young adults, but the disease process probably begins much earlier. Dr. Fraser Scott’s team conducted one of the first studies to identify very early defects in the ...
Chance discovery linking diet to type 1 diabetes started whole new field of research
October 22, 2018 - In the early 1980's, Dr. Fraser Scott was conducting nutritional studies on rats that were supposed to develop type 1 diabetes—except they didn't. He discovered that changing the diet of these diabetes-prone rodents had prevented the disease. ...
How does type 1 diabetes start? New research implicates early metabolic defects in the pancreas
September 6, 2018 - Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is often diagnosed in the teenage years, but the disease process probably starts much earlier. New research led by Dr. Fraser Scott shows that cellular stress is linked to decreased insulin and increased glucagon production ...
Could a bacteria-killing protein lead to a new treatment for diabetes?
February 24, 2016 - Ottawa study opens up promising new research direction Why would a bacteria-killing protein be present in an area of the body that is not normally exposed to bacteria, like the pancreas? Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ott
Harnessing the power of the bruise to prevent autoimmune diabetes
September 2, 2015 - When that bruise on your leg turns purple, green and yellow, you can thank heme oxygenase I (HO-1), the key enzyme in a pathway that breaks down the red compound in blood (called heme) and turns it into several other coloured compounds. Although it m