HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Curry colouring and fat mix could help diabetics

Brisbane immunologist Dr Brendan O'Sullivan hopes to put a dent in skyrocketing rates of diabetes in Australia by creating a new treatment for Type 2 diabetes.

The Senior Research Officer and his team at UQ's Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research (CICR) are developing a drug that targets liver cells to prevent their inflammation in obesity -- a common precursor to diabetes.

Dr O'Sullivan has received a three-year $150,000 Smart State Fellowship from the State Government to explore potential diabetes treatments.

Arthritis Queensland and the CICR will also contribute a further $150,000 each during the project.

People with Type 2 diabetes cannot produce enough insulin or do not use the insulin they produce properly.

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas which moves sugar from the food we eat into the body's cells.

Dr O'Sullivan said his technique involved coating treatment drugs in absorbable fat which formed an injectable dose that could last up to one week.

"One of the drugs we're using is curcumin, which is basically the yellow compound that you see in curries, which is an anti-inflammatory compound," Dr O'Sullivan said.

"The idea is to encapsulate that compound and then deliver it to the liver cells to prevent them from producing all these inflammatory compounds."

Early results show his method works in mice but he said his grant would validate the best method to use in human trials.

The 36-year-old from Kedron said that, if successful, the treatment could combat other diseases such as heart disease, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, an autoimmune disease against the skin.

His Fellowship will pay for staff, lab and research work.

UQ's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor David Siddle said Dr O'Sullivan's project was one of many leading-edge CICR projects.

"Our determined immunologists are tackling some of society's wor
'"/>

Contact: Miguel Holland
61-73-365-2619
Research Australia
12-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Seat belt injuries could signal more serious trauma in children
2. Using MRI for diagnosis could help prevent breast cancer progression
3. Metabolic study in mice could lead to good cholesterol boosters
4. Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
5. Health reform bills could improve quality and efficiency, but fall short of national plan
6. Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
7. Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions
8. Oxygen trick could see organic costs tumble
9. New study could bring relief to sweltering city slickers
10. Decision aid tool could cut the number of Caesarean sections by 4000 a year
11. Papillomavirus vaccine could substantially reduce cervical cancer incidence

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/22/2018)... ... September 22, 2018 , ... The Lymphoma Research ... lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education ... Research Ride, a cycling event held each year during Blood Cancer Awareness Month. ...
(Date:9/15/2018)... ... September 14, 2018 , ... ... funding, full FY 2019 appropriations for Labor, Health and Human Services and Education ... evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program, and $286.5 million for the Title X ...
(Date:9/13/2018)... ... 2018 , ... Pulsara is honored to be represented by its CEO, Dr. ... 19-22 in Chicago. Dr. Woodson, ER Physician and Founder/CEO of Pulsara, has been ... Clinical Communication & Collaboration (CC&C) is Not Enough: Why You Need a Regional Communication ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... Mass. (PRWEB) , ... September 12, 2018 , ... ... provider market, hosted its third annual golf tournament supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and ... incredible cause,” said John Caccavaro, the tournament director. “I’m happy we have such wonderful ...
(Date:9/7/2018)... ... 07, 2018 , ... Modere, a healthy, safe and clean-lifestyle ... announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Asma Ishaq, has been awarded the 2018 ... the award on Friday, September 7, at the Rice Business Alumni Awards banquet ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/13/2018)... NEVADA CITY, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 13, 2018 , ... ... Education Month . This annual campaign is designed to raise awareness on how to ... 6 Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die ...
(Date:9/13/2018)... CAMBRIDGE, U.K. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... plc (“Atlantic Healthcare” or “Company”), a specialist pharmaceutical company focused on developing ... for the Company’s first candidate product. , The U.S. Food and Drug ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... , ... September 12, 2018 , ... Lifetime Wellness ... living communities, announces the launch of a new online store to offer exclusive aromatherapy ... ages. , “We’re thrilled to open our online store to offer our custom ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: