And hope to millions of people affected by conditions like diabetes. 

For example, by 2025 more than 5 million people will be diagnosed with diabetes in England.
But we are on the brink of a major breakthrough...
Under Professor Lorna Harries at ARC 2.0 in Exeter, Dr Nicola Jeffery and her team have made a significant breakthrough in the work they’re doing to identify the factors involved in the development of type 2 diabetes. This could lead to the discovery of new ways to treat – and possibly reverse the condition.
This is an exciting and potentially very important discovery, which illustrates the power of focusing on human biology from the off. This could not have been done using animals, due to genetic differences that complicate rather than facilitate our understanding of human diseases.
What better outcome could there be if animal free research were to provide the key to reversing such a widespread and economically damaging condition? This is why it’s so important that our work around diabetes research is completed – as well as that of all our other pioneering projects that we need to ensure are funded properly to find treatments and cures for human disease. It’s why we're asking you to make a donation today to help continue to fund humane, compassionate science.
Our projects will change the way many scientists and researchers regard using animals – and herald a new age of humane research.
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Dr Nicola Jeffery

Professor Lorna Harries

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The diabetes research project
The project looking at the causes of type 2 diabetes and funded by Animal Free Research UK has found important insights into the changes that can occur in insulin-producing cells (known as beta cells) in people with diabetes, which could one day help protect them and find new ways to treat the condition.
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes occur in part because of a loss of beta cells, meaning that the body does not produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar. However, scientists know that the body retains some beta cells that still function long after diagnosis.
The research at the ARC 2.0 at the University of Exeter is a step towards being able to protect these cells. And crucially, this research is animal free!

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