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  • The 20th Anniversary of the Edmonton Protocol

    March 11, 2019

    This day, 20 years ago, a person with type 1 diabetes (T1D) was cured. Well, pseudo-cured. On March 11, 1999, the Edmonton...

  • Semma Therapeutics, Backed by the JDRF T1D Fund, Acquired by Major Biopharma Company

    September 4, 2019

    In an exciting step forward in type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and development and for people with T1D, on September 3, 2019,...

  • JDRF Hosts 3D Bioprinting Workshop for Type 1 Diabetes

    August 12, 2019

    “The final results should be more mature ‘cellular products’ for beta cell replacement as a functional cure for T1D.” Francesca Spagnoli, Ph.D.,...

  • Sanjoy Dutta, Ph.D.: The Beginning of the ADA Scientific Sessions

    June 8, 2019

    The ADA’s Scientific Sessions has begun! Here, in the first recap, is Sanjoy Dutta, Ph.D., who highlights the beta cell replacement therapies....

  • JDRF Beta Cell Replacement Consortium: Sharing Data and Resources, Saving Time and Money

    June 5, 2019

    The JDRF Spring Beta Cell Replacement Consortium meeting, held recently in NYC, allowed 55 researchers from a diversity of destinations and expertise...

  • Insulin Discovered Nearly 100 Years Ago: How Far We’ve Come and the Road Ahead

    March 8, 2019

    Incredible strides have been made since the discovery of insulin almost 100 years ago. Insulin formulations have improved dramatically, blood-sugar levels can...

  • Tracking Oxygen Levels Around Transplanted Cells Could Help Build Successful Beta Cell Replacement Therapies

    February 25, 2019

    In a recent PNAS paper, researchers at MIT used a specific type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure the oxygen levels...