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UBC researchers working to engineer 'tunable' insulin production

JDRF has awarded Dr. James Johnson and his team from the University of British Columbia (UBC) a grant of US$150,000 for a one-year study on whether insulin levels produced by transplanted pancreatic beta cells can be controlled and stabilized. 


Cultivating a cure for type 1 diabetes

JDRF and Lilly Canada fund UHN research on new stem cell therapies aimed at eliminating the need for insulin injections.


Marley Greenberg represents Canada at JDRFI Children's Congress in Washington, D.C.

Marley Greenberg from Thornhill, Ontario, will serve as the Canadian delegate at JDRF’s (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) 2017 Children’s Congress, taking place from July 24 to 26 in Washington, D.C.


Thousands of Canadians walk with JDRF to find a cure for type 1 diabetes

In June, over 40,000 Canadians across the country will rally together at the 2017 JDRF TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes, to raise awareness and funds and help change the face of type 1 diabetes (T1D) forever. 


JDRF and Lilly Canada requesting applications from postdoctoral fellows engaged in clinical type 1 diabetes research

JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (JDRF CCTN) is pleased to announce that Eli Lilly Canada Inc. (Lilly Canada) has provided $120,000 in support of two CCTN postdoctoral fellows for one year in the sum of $60,000 each.


Northland Properties president, Tom Gaglardi, announces $3 million gift to JDRF Canada

Canadian business executive, Tom Gaglardi, President of Northland Properties Corporation and owner of the Dallas Stars, presented a generous $3M gift to JDRF Canada to support type 1 diabetes research in the areas of encapsulation, and beta cell replacement and regeneration.  


Government of Canada and JDRF join forces to defeat diabetes

Building a strong partnership to accelerate type 1 diabetes clinical trials research


JDRF & Lilly Canada fund UBC research that could allow people with type 1 diabetes to produce their own insulin

JDRF and Lilly Canada have awarded a post-doctoral fellowship grant of CAN$60,000 to promising researcher Dr. Cara Ellis, a post-doctoral fellow from the University of British Columbia (UBC).


The 2016 JDRF DIA-BEAT-IT Gala exceeds its goal!

$550,000 raised to accelerate funding for type 1 diabetes research


JDRF and the University of Toronto support research into a skin patch to prevent common, life-threatening risk of T1D

TORONTO – October 20, 2016, JDRF and the University of Toronto are pleased to announce a $400,000 (USD) research grant to support the development of a skin [transdermal] patch to prevent hypoglycemia – a common, potentially life-threatening, risk for people living with type 1 diabetes ...


Lets turn type one into type none