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  • JDRF Brings Together Leading Experts at Islet Targeting Workshop 

    October 23, 2019

    JDRF is committed is to curing type 1 diabetes (T1D) through beta cell therapies, which is a complicated problem with myriad potential...

  • One Scientist’s Plan to Regenerate Beta Cells in Boston

    October 22, 2019

    Can we internally regenerate and protect beta cells, and therefore find cures for type 1 diabetes (T1D)? One scientist thinks so. Bridget...

  • Want to Stave Off Type 1 Diabetes? Beta Cell Proliferation May Be the Key

    May 6, 2019

    In Nature Metabolism, JDRF-funded researchers—including the lead author, Ercument Dirice, Ph.D., and senior author, Rohit Kulkarni, M.D., Ph.D.—found an unidentified piece of...

  • JDRF-Funded Researchers Reprogram Human Alpha Cells to Produce Insulin and Reverse Diabetes in Mice

    February 20, 2019

    Human cells, including pancreatic islet cells which produce hormones that regulate blood sugar levels, are much more adaptive than scientists previously thought....

  • JDRF Drives Next-Generation Type 1 Diabetes Research With New Partnerships & Breakthrough Science

    December 22, 2018

    JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today that it made progressive advances this year on its...

  • Removing the “Brake Signals” Could Benefit Beta Cell Regeneration

    October 25, 2018

    The loss of the pancreas’s beta cells, which produce insulin, leads to type 1 diabetes (T1D). But there are other cells in...

  • A Drug for Blood Pressure, and also for Beta Cells?

    July 9, 2018

    Many scientists enter their fields hoping that their work will directly impact people’s lives. That is exactly what Anath Shalev, M.D., of...

  • T1D Research on the Horizon

    January 16, 2018

    What we’re looking forward to in 2018 It may be risky to speculate on the next research breakthrough. But at JDRF we...