Gut Bacteria Could Cause Diabetes (video) University of Copenhagen Loading video... Caption Studying gut bacteria can reveal a range of human illness. Now, new research shows that the composition of a person's intestinal bacteria could play an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes. A team scientists from the University of Copenhagen and the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) are behind the results published in the journal Nature. Credit University of Copenhagen. Production: Lasse Foghsgaard and Mathias Nielsen. Photography: Mathias Nielsen Speak: Carl Hagman Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.