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Monash University scientists make critical insights into T-cell development

Mutations in the gene encoding the enzyme protein tyrosine phosphatase N2 (PTPN2) have been associated with the development of autoimmune disease including Type 1 diabetes, Crohn’s Disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Autoimmune disease

Unearthing the basis of autoimmune disease

Monash University researchers have discovered the mechanism that explains how key genetic risk factors cause or protect people from autoimmune disease such as kidney disease, type 1 diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.

Medicine & health
Researchers

‘Medicinal food’ diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers have led an international study that found – for the first time – that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids acetate and butyrate provided a beneficial

Medicine & health
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'Jekyll and Hyde' protein linked to type 1 diabetes

Researchers are a step closer to establishing the link between a protein with a split personality and type 1 diabetes. New research, published today in the journal PNAS, shows how...

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'Jekyll and Hyde' protein linked to type 1 diabetes

Researchers are a step closer to establishing the link between a protein with a split personality and type 1 diabetes. New research, published today in the journal PNAS, shows how...

Stem Cell

Stem Cell Awareness Day

We’ve all heard of stem cells, but do you really know how important they are? Now you can learn more about them directly from the scientists working to unlock their...