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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...

  • 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...

  • Stem Cells to Beta Cells for Insulin Therapy: One Step Forward by JDRF-Funded Researchers

    February 19, 2019

    JDRF-funded scientists have made a significant advancement in beta cell replacement research. Beta cell replacement therapies aim to provide insulin on demand...

  • 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...

  • Meeting of the Minds: JDRF Fall Beta Cell Replacement Consortium Convenes

    November 16, 2018

    The JDRF Beta Cell Replacement Consortium meeting, held last week in NYC, was an opportunity for the top minds in the field...

  • Go Get the (Immune Cell) Regulators!

    September 20, 2018

    Shugo Sasaki, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of British Columbia, wants to make beta cell replacement therapies that are “immune” to attack....