Press Room

Giant leap against diabetes

Ability to produce embryonic stem cells will allow researchers to push faster toward cure


Diabetes researchers find faster way to create insulin-producing cells

University of British Columbia, in collaboration with BetaLogics Venture, a division of Janssen Research & Development, LLC, has published a study highlighting a protocol to convert stem cells into insulin-producing cells. The new procedure could be an important step in the fight against Type 1 ...


Fighting diabetes one kick at a time

Sun Life Financial and the Canadian Football League (CFL) partner to raise up to $100,000 for JDRF


JDRF Partner ViaCyte to Immediately Initiate Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Trial

JDRF’s partner ViaCyte recently announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is allowing them to move forward with a clinical trial of its innovative type 1 diabetes (T1D) encapsulated cell replacement therapy called VC-01™ product candidate.


JDRF Partner ViaCyte Announces Key Project Milestone

JDRF Partner ViaCyte Announces Key Project Milestone to Advance Innovative Encapsulated Cell Replacement Therapy Product for Type 1 Diabetes


Novo Nordisk Commits $5 Million Grant Supporting JDRF Outreach Initiative

To address the need for education on how patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) can pursue physical activity safely, Novo Nordisk has committed to a three-year, $5 million grant in support of a new JDRF Outreach initiative titled “T1D Performance in Exercise and Knowledge ...


JDRF and the Innovative Medicines Initiative Partner for Type 1 Diabetes Research

JDRF and the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) have partnered on a new precompetitive type 1 diabetes research consortium entitled “TRANSLATIONAL APPROACHES TO DISEASE MODIFYING THERAPY OF TYPE 1 DIABETES MELLITUS (T1DM)”. 


Canadians Lace-up And Walk In The 2014 Telus Walk To Cure Diabetes

On June 8, Canadians in approximately 70 cities across the nation will “Join the Community” as they take part in the 2014 TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes and walk toward a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D).


JDRF Supporters Gear Up for the Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon

On Saturday, June 21, 2014, the fourth annual Barrie Waterfront Half Marathon, 10K & 5K is taking place throughout the streets of Barrie and along scenic Lake Simcoe. JDRF is once again honoured to be one of the six featured charities in this year’s ...


JDRF Canada Recognizes Volunteers in Celebration of National Volunteer Week 2014

From April 6 to 12, JDRF celebrates and recognizes the extraordinary contribution of our volunteers across Canada. This year’s theme is Thank You. This week is set aside each year to honour the extensive commitment and dedication our volunteers demonstrate through ...


Lets turn type one into type none