Diabetes is a complex disease characterized by a combination of different and little understood, causes. The current classification system for the disease characterizes diabetes into three broad types: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, but these three categories do not adequately reflect its sheer heterogeneity. This has severe negative implications for the planning of treatment regimens and identifying which patients are at risk of developing complications or comorbidities. Building on previous research which identified five novel diabetes subgroups in Scandinavian diabetes patient cohorts, this study sought to comprehensively characterize differences in inflammation biomarkers between these subgroups using Olink’s inflammation biomarker panel.
In its mission to accelerate proteomics together, Olink encourages the advancement of science through comprehensive support of its customers in their own studies to achieve better insight into their areas of research. Sometimes, this may be achieved through collaboration with other scientists in their fields. As a result, Olink has played a part in creating several consortia involving Olink customers with similar areas of interest, such as SCALLOP, where like-minded researchers work together to publish high-impact papers investigating the association of genes and proteins included in Olink protein panels.
To wrap up this month’s theme of Olink Explore 1536, here is an example of Olink Explore in action: To better understand the pathology of severe COVID-19 and why SARS-Co-V2 elicits a severe response in some patients, but not in others.
Welcome to the first post of the all-new weekly Olink to Science! Our customer survey revealed that you would like to know more about the many publications, research, and other science happening at Olink, therefore this blog aims to do just that: keep you informed on the exciting science taking place with our technology.