VTT identified specific bacteria which precede autoimmune diabetes

Provided by VTT: New potential avenues for early disease detection and prevention A study led by Matej Oresic from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland suggests that autoimmune diabetes is preceded by diminished gut microbial diversity of the Clostridium leptum subgroup, elevated plasma leptin and enhanced glucose-stimulated insulin secretion. In collaboration with the DIPP – Finnish Type 1 Diabetes and …

Scientists in search for new anti cancer drugs from marine fungi

Provided by VTT: A total of eleven institutions have joined forces, and set up an EU project "Marine Fungi" in order to evaluate the therapeutic potential of marine fungi as anti-cancer drugs. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland will primarily be involved in the development of robust, sustainable production conditions in the project. Marine organisms are an important resource of …