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First Person Gets New Vaccine Against Diabetes

Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Melbourne 11-year old schoolboy is the first person in the world to take a pioneering vaccine against diabetes. 
Connor Ahles, 11, is the billion-dollar boy – the first to test a revolutionary Victorian discovery to prevent Type 1 diabetes. He will take the insulin vaccine through a nasal spray once a week for a year. If successful, the vaccine could save more than $1 billion in diabetes-related health care costs.

The vaccine may also be considered for inclusion on national childhood immunization schedules.

Early tests confirm it can encourage immunity against Type 1 diabetes by activating protective immune cells.

The vaccine was developed by a team that included Associate Prof Peter Coleman from Royal Melbourne Hospital and Prof Len Harrison from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.

Connor will be joined in the test by 300 children and young adults in the next two years. Hospitals across Australia and New Zealand will be involved.

 

Source: Diabetes In Control

 
 
 
 
 
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