Elliott Chapman

Environment

Healthy fat tissue may help reverse type 2 diabetes

Researchers from Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, and the RIKEN Institute in Japan have found they are able to “reverse” type 2 diabetes by lowering the inflammatory response that occurs in fat tissue. The researchers, led by Dr Vasanthakumar, found regulatory T-cells (specialised immune cells also known as Tregs) help in maintaining insulin sensitivity…

Science

Treatment for muscular dystrophy developed

Shinya Yamanaka, the Nobel Prize winning scientist, is not a man to rest on his laurels. Following his Nobel Prize for the process of reprogramming adult cells into a state similar to embryonic stem cells, he has led a team at Kyoto University to find a therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, They  used a ground…