Posted 28th December 2018 by Jane Williams
This article is republished with kind permission from Biovox. The original article can be found here.
Few things unite us the way trying to help a sick child does. Children living with the burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is just such a case. The desire to help young patients has galvanized a global effort, the TEDDY study, to understand what causes the disorder and pave the way for effective interventions. A number of analyses emerging from TEDDY are now bringing into focus the role of the microbiome in T1D. We now ask the question: could the microbiome be the key to intercepting and preventing T1D?