Navigation Links
Diabetes researcher gets $5M boost
Date:10/21/2008

A respected Queensland University of Technology researcher and his team have received $5 million from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, the third-biggest grant they have ever given to an Australian research team.

Professor Nathan Efron of QUT's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation is the principal researcher of the five year study, which will test the efficacy of detecting the progress of diabetic neuropathy by looking at the nerves in the cornea, at the front of the eye.

Diabetic neuropathy is a condition affecting around 50 per cent of diabetic patients at varying degrees of severity, which causes the degeneration of nerves, mostly in the arms and leg.

Professor Efron has found that the nerves affected by neuropathy are an exact match to nerves found in front of the eye, and this study will test whether looking at their level of degeneration in these nerves over a period of time would match the nerve degeneration found in arms and legs.

"We want to see how well the degeneration of the nerves in the cornea matches the degeneration of nerves throughout the body, and if it matches it will mean that we can monitor diabetic neuropathy using a simple eye test," Professor Efron said.

"Over the next five years, we have 400 patients with diabetes who we will be testing on two sites - here at QUT and at the University of Manchester in England - who will receive this test, called corneal confocal microscopy, to see the value in tracking the condition in this way."

Diabetic neuropathy is currently measured by taking a skin biopsy from the foot, and running tests which could take up to three days, whereas the quick and non-invasive eye tests would see results in a matter of minutes.

Professor Efron said there were multiple benefits of being able to measure the onset of neuropathy, one being that there were drugs in development which aim to cure diabetic neuropathy.

"When thes
'/>"/>

Contact: Sharon Thompson
sharon.thompson@qut.edu.au
073-138-4494
Queensland University of Technology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes
2. Gender, coupled with diabetes, affects vascular disease development
3. Breakthrough research identifies how cells from pigs may cure diabetes
4. Botched production of insulin molecule may lead to diabetes
5. Joslin researchers uncover potential role of leptin in diabetes
6. Insulins brain impact links drugs and diabetes
7. Exercise improves thinking, reduces diabetes risk in overweight children
8. UVa Health System team uncovers genes role in type 1 diabetes
9. Childrens Hospital studying drug with the potential to prevent/delay onset of type 1 diabetes
10. JDRF awards University of Copenhagen professor with grant to conduct innovative diabetes research
11. Cancer and arthritis therapy may be promising treatment for diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/30/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lc9bnl/global_gesture ) has ... Market in Automotive Sector 2014-2018" report to their ... Recognition market in Automotive Sector to grow at a ... Gesture recognition is the ability of a device to ... Gesture recognition technology can be 2D-based or 3D-based. It ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hdgz7h/global_iris ) has announced ... 2015-2019" report to their offering. The ... at a CAGR of 23.5 percent over the period ... and the growth prospects of the Global Iris Recognition ... size, the report considers the revenue generated from sales ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... WASHINGTON , March 24, 2015   NexID ... applications with critical security-authentication needs, today announced the beginning ... fake-finger-detection (FFD) solution. The company, based in ... announcement at the three-day Connect:ID Expo, which began here ... NexID said version 2.0 of its SDK boosts ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive Sector Report 2015 - Growing Number of Partnerships 2Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019 with 3M Cogent, Bioenable Technologies, Cross Match Technology, Iris ID Systems & Safran Dominating 2NexID Begins Shipments Of Version 2.0 Fake-Finger-Detection Solution 2
... mother,s nurture may provide powerful protection against risks her baby ... online today in the journal Biological Psychiatry . The ... hormone shown to be a harbinger for babies, poor ... provide them sensitive care during infancy and toddler-hood. The ...
... team observed viruses as they evolved over hundreds of generations ... could evolve defences, the viruses evolved at a quicker rate ... were unable to adapt to the viral infection. The ... biologist Leigh Van Valen was correct in his ,Red Queen ...
... 22, 2010 -- Peppermint ( Mentha x piperita ... agent used extensively in chewing gum, toothpaste, mouth ... Commercial production of peppermint essential oil is concentrated ... and cooler nights produce a successful peppermint crop ...
Cached Biology News:Good parenting triumphs over prenatal stress 2Good parenting triumphs over prenatal stress 3Scientists reveal driving force behind evolution 2Mint oil production moves south 2
(Date:5/4/2015)... Tenn. , May 4, 2015   ... developed a significantly better computer tool for finding ... many cancers but were difficult to identify with ... scientific journal Nature Methods . ... for Copy Number Segmentation by Regression Tree in ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... /PRNewswire/ - Fluorinov Pharma (Fluorinov), a FACIT portfolio ... Dr. Roger J Garceau, to its Board of ... matters including corporate development and clinical strategy, his ... regulatory expertise as Fluorinov transitions to clinical development.  ... of pharmaceutical development experience to Fluorinov and most ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... Achieved primarily through a proprietary paraffin and stain additive, ... better detail than the industry standard. But because ... methods, it needed another medium to measure its detail. ... reference because it represents the highest standard of detail ... discovery days of Ultralight Histology was to reverse engineer ...
(Date:5/4/2015)... --  Tocagen Inc. , a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, ... investigational studies were presented at the 11 th ... Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section ... Washington, D.C. In addition, Tocagen ... and continues to advance towards initiation of a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors 2Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors 3Scientists dramatically improve method for finding common genetic alterations in tumors 4Roger J Garceau joins Fluorinov board, adds clinical expertise to bromodomain program and oncology pipeline 2Roger J Garceau joins Fluorinov board, adds clinical expertise to bromodomain program and oncology pipeline 3Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 2Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 3Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 4Tocagen Presents Updated Interim Survival Data from Ongoing Clinical Studies at American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)/Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Section on Tumors 5
... WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 3 Thermo Fisher,Scientific ... that it has acquired Priority,Solutions International, a ... healthcare industries, following anti-trust clearance.,Priority Solutions was ... of approximately $95 million in 2006, Priority,Solutions ...
... Michigan Life,Sciences Pipeline announced the panelists for its 2007 Manufacturers ... Lansing, MI. The event is,from 1-5 p.m. and will lead ... attendees will be able to walk the Expo exhibit floor,seeing ... will learn what traditional manufacturers need to do to,become part ...
... Oct. 3 Marshall Edwards,Inc. (Nasdaq: MSHL ) ... the San,Francisco Palace Hotel on Thursday, October 11, 2007 ... Marshall Edwards, Inc. (Nasdaq: MSHL ) is a ... anti-cancer therapeutics.,These derive from a flavonoid technology platform which ...
Cached Biology Technology:Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Logistics Provider to Strengthen Clinical Trials Management Services 2Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Logistics Provider to Strengthen Clinical Trials Management Services 3Thermo Fisher Scientific Acquires Logistics Provider to Strengthen Clinical Trials Management Services 4Panelists Announced for 2007 Manufacturers Forum 2Marshall Edwards, Inc. to Present at BIO Investor Forum 2007 2Marshall Edwards, Inc. to Present at BIO Investor Forum 2007 3
... were designed for full-length gene cloning and ... identify the desired cDNA clone. The first ... "Master Plate," where each well contains plasmid ... positive well(s) by gel electrophoresis of the ...
... Preparation Note: Prepared by a modification ... et al., Biotechnol. Bioeng., ... One unit will yield an A ... ml of water (1 cm light ...
... Cleland’s Reagent, Immobilized White solid. PACKAGED ... of DTT on polyacrylamide resin with applications similar ... 233153 , 233156 , and 233155 ... soluble components are added to the system. REDUCTACRYL™ ...
... The Yeast Whole Genome ChIP-on-chip Microarray ... of yeast (S. cerevisiae) DNA binding ... with Agilent DNA microarrays. This set ... data with greater true binding events ...
Biology Products: