Vaccine to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes Being Developed

by Kathy Jones on  June 14, 2011 at 7:34 PM Diabetes News
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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.
 Vaccine to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes Being Developed
Vaccine to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes Being Developed

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.

The 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.

Source: Medindia

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