A new study published in the journal, Diabetes, has revealed that researchers are close to developing a preventive vaccine for type 1 diabetes after it was found that a nasal spray successfully managed to prevent the body's immune system from attacking insulin producing cells.
Researchers led by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute's Professor Len Harrison said that while the spray cannot be used among those who already have diabetes, it is a step in the right direction towards developing a vaccine that could do away with the need for insulin injections.
AdvertisementThe vaccine has been tried successfully among mice and Professor Harrison is confident of a similar response among humans.
The researchers have recruited a 15-year old student Tara Pritchard as the trial participant in the study.
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