Five projects from Oslo Diabetes Research Centre were granted support as the board of the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst) distributed financial resources to new research projects for 2017:
“Atherosclerosis and Childhood Diabetes” – a doctoral project for three years lead by Hanna Dis Margeirsdottir, postdoctoral fellow.
“Thyroid and Virus Detection and Intervention” – a doctoral project for three years lead by Professor Knut Dahl-Jørgensen.
“Are epigenetic modifications of key genes in placenta important links between mother’s lifestyle and fetal pre‐ and postnatal growth patterns and future diabetes risk?” – research grant for four years for Line Sletner, postdoctoral fellow.
“Early nutrition and risk of islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes” – a post-doctoral project for three years lead by Professor Geir Joner.
“Nutritional environment of the unborn child: The role of the placenta in the maternal‐fetal interaction” – research grant for three months for Trond Michelsen, postdoctoral fellow.
Cover picture in October issue of the journal Diabetologia from the published article “LIGHT/TNFSF14 is increased in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and promotes islet cell dysfunction and endothelial cell inflammation in vitro” – Collaboration study between members form the two groups (Birkeland and Jenssen) at Oslo Diabetes Research Center.
Bente Halvorsen et al. found increased plasma LIGHT levels in two cohorts of type 2 diabetes patients (Italian and Norwegian). By using in vitro approach with human islets and endothelial cells they also showed that LIGHT could be part of a pathogenic loop, promoting the progression of type 2 diabetes mellitus by impairing insulin secretion by islet cells and contributing to vascular inflammation. Read More
The ISPAD science school for physicians 2016 was arranged in Norway 25-30th of September by a numerous and engaged team from Oslo University Hospital. 18 young physicians and researchers from 13 countries in 5 continents gathered with a faculty of more than 15 experienced researchers in Thorbjørnrud Hotel located in the small village of Jevnaker outside Oslo. The week was filled with lecturers, case- and research presentations and discussions on virtually all aspects of diabetes. Read More