New boost to cure T1D

The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge – a partnership between the Steve Morgan Foundation, Diabetes UK and JDRF UK – has announced that it has awarded £13 million to six major research programmes in the UK, in a bid to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

The Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge was established following the Steve Morgan Foundation’s generous £50m donation into Type 1 diabetes research. So far, over £18m has been awarded to exceptional research teams in the UK, who are leading the race towards a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

The recipients are top scientists from the University of Edinburgh, Cardiff University, King’s College London and the University of Oxford who are focusing on two key research areas:

  • Improving methods to grow and transplant insulin-producing beta cells into people with Type 1 diabetes.
  • Understanding how to stop the immune system attack which is at the root of Type 1 diabetes.

To see summaries of each, click HERE.

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