23 May 2017

New protein brings us closer to treatment for diabetic heart failure

Researchers at Maastricht University (UM) have discovered a protein that could make a significant contribution to a potential treatment for heart failure in people with diabetes. Heart failure is the leading cause of death among this group. This discovery, made by head researchers Joost Luiken, Dietbert Neumann and Professor Jan Glatz, professor of heart metabolism at UM, has been published last Monday in the prestigious scientific journal Diabetes.