Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, August 27th, 2007
Study 1: Research findings, "Rotavirus infection of infant and young adult nonobese diabetic mice involves extraintestinal spread and delays diabetes onset," are discussed in a new report. "Rotaviruses have been implicated as a possible viral trigger for exacerbations in islet autoimmunity, suggesting they might modulate type 1 diabetes development. In this study, the ability of rotavirus strain RRV to infect the pancreas and affect insulitis and diabetes was examined in nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice, an experimental model of type 1 diabetes," scientists in Melbourne, Australia...
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