WA Discovery pinpoints change increasing TYPE 2 Diabetes risk

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New West Australian research has discovered that a single gene change may be putting people at increased risk of insulin resistance and fatty liver disease by changing calcium levels within energy-producing machines in our cells. The research by University of WA Professor Aleksandra Filipovska, supported by a $60,000 grant from Diabetes Research WA, found the […]

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W.A. ROLE IN NEW NATIONAL DIABETES RESEARCH HUB

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Western Australia and one of the state’s leading medical researchers is set to play an exciting role in a new national diabetes research initiative. The Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovation (ACADI) will be a virtual research centre connecting research hubs from around Australia. It will also link in with key industry partners and diabetes […]

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Detecting gestational diabetes in rural WA gets major funding boost.

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A ground-breaking project helping to better screen for and manage gestational diabetes in rural Western Australia, which Diabetes Research WA has financially supported, has received a $3.2 million boost. Led by Professor Julia Marley from The University of Western Australia’s Medical School and the Rural Clinical School of WA, the ORCHID Study – which aims […]

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2022 Clinical/Translational Research recipient – Dr Mary Abraham!

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Dr Mary Abraham from the Telethon Kids Institute and Perth Children’s Hospital has secured $60,000 from our 2022 Diabetes Research Grants program to launch a pilot study into the use of oral insulin in type 1 diabetes – a medication intervention that could be a game-changer for those with the chronic condition. Oral insulin had […]

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2022 Fundamental/Basic Science recipient – Professor Kevin Pfleger!

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$60,000 has been awarded for a project investigating a new way to tackle disease-inducing chronic inflammation linked to type 2 diabetes. Professor Pfleger and Dr Elizabeth Johnstone (pictured above) and the Molecular Endocrinology and Pharmacology Laboratory team at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, in collaboration with colleagues at Monash University, hope to reduce […]

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The Annual World Diabetes Day breakfast.

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2022 Diabetes Research Grants Announced. On Monday 15 November 2021, coinciding with the Annual World Diabetes Day, the DRWA 2022 Research Grants were awarded to two very deserving recipients. Clinical/Translational Research Dr Mary Abraham from the Telethon Kids Institute and Perth Children’s Hospital has secured $60,000 from our 2022 Diabetes Research Grants program to launch […]

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New type 1 diabetes project could help kids at high-risk.

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A $60,000 grant has been awarded to research fellow Dr Aveni Haynes A $60,000 grant has been awarded to research fellow Dr Aveni Haynes from the Children’s Diabetes Centre at Telethon Kids Institute, and her team, to investigate continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for measuring blood sugar levels in children at high-risk of developing type 1 […]

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