US foundation grants sum for diabetes research  

2004.05.03
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International has granted DKK 3 million to a diabetes research project at the University of Copenhagen

The US based Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International has granted DKK 3 million (USD 480,000) to a diabetes research project headed by Jens Høiriis Nielsen at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of Copenhagen. The purpose of the project is to investigate whether a protein, TFF-3 (trefoil factor 3), can protect against chemical and immunological attacks on the insulin producing beta-cells in the pancreas.

 

Part of the project will be carried out in cooperation with Lars Thim, senior researcher at Novo Nordisk and an acknowledged expert in TFF protein biochemistry.

 

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International was founded in 1970 by parents of children with Type 1 diabetes, which particularly affects children and young people and makes them insulin dependent for the rest of their lives. The news is reported by BiotechDenmark online.

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