Portfolio Category: Diabetes

3U Diabetes Consortium

Diabetes at the NICB: 3U Partnership The 3U Partnership is a major strategic initiative that combines the research expertise of two research intensive, non-medical Universities (Dublin City University, NUI Maynooth) in the Dublin region with Ireland’s largest medical school (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland) and its associated hospital based Clinical and Translational Research Centres. The…
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Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease with global prevalence having increased from 30 million in 1985 to 220 million in 2010 (730% increase) and is projected to be 438 million in 2030 (World Health Organisation). The risk of all-cause mortality is 2-fold greater for those with diabetes and this is expected to double by…
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Pancreatic Islet Transplantation

Pancreatic Islet Transplantation for the Treatment of Diabetes Approximately 2-3% of the Irish population suffer from diabetes. Type I diabetes (Insulin-dependent diabetes Mellitus, IDDM) is caused by insulin deficiency resulting from autoimmune destruction of the B-cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. A relatively new treatment for this type of diabetes is to…
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