New article by Lars Krogvold and Knut Dahl-Jørgensen’s Group published online November 25th 2014

Detection of a low-grade enteroviral infection in the islets of Langerhans of living patients newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

The Diabetes Virus Detection study (DiViD) is the first to examine fresh pancreatic tissue at the diagnosis of type 1 diabetes for the presence of viruses. The results provides evidence for the presence of enterovirus in pancreatic islets of type 1 diabetic patients, being consistent with the possibility that a low grade enteroviral infection in the pancreatic islets contribute to disease progression in humans. These findings should encourage studies in which anti-viral medication and/or vaccines against enteroviruses could be tested to reduce disease progression and prevent type 1 diabetes.

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