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Donation enables diabetes research

The Swedish medical university, Karolinska Institutet, has received a grant of 1.6 million Euro from the Stichting af Jochnick Foundation for research into the fundamental causes of diabetes.

The Foundation’s support will provide Professor Per-Olof Berggren (Karolinska Institutet) and his group with the opportunity to study, in microscopic detail and for long periods, how various signals control the release of insulin in living animals. This knowledge will enable the identification of new targets for more effective drugs against diabetes, the researchers hope.

Professor Per-Olof Berggren (Karolinska Institutet) said: “We are very grateful that the af Jochnick family has shown its confidence in us in this way. The generous grant will enable us to hold a long-term perspective in our research projects. This enables us to work with greater boldness, using more advanced technology in experiments in living organisms”.

The President of Karolinska Institutet, Professor Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, welcomes the initiative:
“Karolinska Institutet has a long tradition of world-leading diabetes research, and it is for this reason particularly gratifying that we will now have the opportunity to take our successful research forwards. This very generous grant from the af Jochnick Foundation will give us this possibility.”

For more information, see: http://www.afjochnickfoundation.nl

Published on: March 9, 2012

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