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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A career investment matures

    June 28, 2017

    JDRF funding jump-starts and sustains progress toward a T1D cure Later this year, Patrick Collombat, Ph.D., of the French National Institute of...

  • At ADA, JDRF-Funded Research Takes Center Stage

    June 14, 2017

    At the world’s largest diabetes research conference, held June 9-13, JDRF-funded researchers highlighted exciting breakthroughs and vital work that is paving the way...

  • Cell Conversion Could Be a Change for the Better

    May 17, 2017

    Can the loss of functional beta cell mass in T1D be reversed to restore insulin production? That is a fundamental question for...

  • Releasing Insulin Like Clockwork

    November 19, 2015

    Circadian clock controls insulin release, may influence development of diabetes Scientists have shown that disruption of the body’s internal clock system is...