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New EU research cooperation at DDZ: preclinical development of novel peptides for the treatment of diabetes

At the German Diabetes Center (DDZ), new antidiabetics are to be developed with three partners from science and industry as part of the EU funding program Eurostars over the next three years. This international research project is cooperating with partners from Heidelberg and Sweden to advance the preclinical development of a new class of peptides. … Continue reading

Core Lab Facility Opened

The KomIT core lab facility was recently opened and now provides a unique setting of state-of-the-art equipment for cellular and molecular research on the development of novel anti-diabetic therapies. In addition to modern cell culture equipment, the core lab has established a cell imaging multi-mode reader that combines automated digital microscopy and conventional microplate detection … Continue reading

DDZ opens new competence center for innovative diabetes therapy (KomIT) with eight partners

The German Diabetes Center (DDZ) opened its new Competence Center for Innovative Diabetes Therapy (KomIT) with eight partners in an official opening event. The consortium of industry and university research aims to promote the development of new therapies for diabetes. The goal of the center, which is coordinated by the DDZ, is to efficiently translate … Continue reading

New Type 1 diabetes therapy

Widespread use of pancreatic islet transplantation for treatment of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is currently limited by requirements for long-term immunosuppression, limited donor supply, and poor long-term engraftment and function. Upon isolation from their native microenvironment, islets undergo rapid apoptosis, which is further exacerbated by poor oxygen and nutrient supply following infusion into the portal … Continue reading

Increased Blood Flow triggers Liver Regeneration

The liver is one of the most important human organs. It is essential for metabolism, blood detoxification and the functioning of the immune system. Moreover, the liver is the only organ which can fully regenerate its cell mass within a few weeks after more than half of the organ has been removed. The researchers led … Continue reading