Casting the Net: A New Approach to Identify Therapeutics to Treat Type-2 Diabetes

Grant number: 2002427 | Funding period: 2021 - 2024



The discovery of treatments for type-2 diabetes (T2D) is a national health priority. In T2D, cells in the brain become 'insulin resistant' resulting in dangerously high blood sugar levels. There are no treatments for brain insulin resistance. The extracellular structures that surround brain cells undergo change in T2D, resulting in insulin resistance. By furthering understanding of these extracellular brain structures, this proposal will identify new drug targets to treat T2D.

University of Melbourne Researchers