Nottingham Trent University and the University of Sheffield have been granted 320,000 pounds by the Wellcome Trust to comprehensively investigate a specific type of diabetes enzyme . The diabetes discovery could hold an important key in treating both kidney disease and type 2 diabetes .
Like type 2 diabetes, kidney disease is a large and growing problem, costing the NHS 2.1 billion pounds each year. Kidney disease and type 2 diabetes are closely linked due to increasing levels of obesity .
Dr. Edwards who is leading the research reportedly commented: “We’re delighted that our history of important research into TG2 has led to these two funding awards. Our work is aimed at unlocking the secrets of two diseases that are posing significant problems to the health of the natio, and this funding provides us with an exciting opportunity to take that work even further.”

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