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1. What is a Beta Cell?

If you’re living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), you’ve probably heard a lot about ‘beta cells’ and the body’s misguided attack on these cells, resulting in T1D. For those of you who are just learning about the disease and how to manage it, JDRF wanted to provide ...


2. JDRF Announces Expansion of Diabetes Research Program Focused on Preserving Beta Cell Function and Survival

New York, March 23, 2011 - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) announced today it has extended its jointly-funded research program with the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science & Technology (COSAT), which focuses on increasing the development of possible therapeutics that ...


3. Lilly and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Partner to Fund Regenerative Medicine Research in Type 1 Diabetes

INDIANAPOLIS and NEW YORK - Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) today announced that they have signed an agreement to fund early-stage research that could enable patients with type 1 diabetes to regenerate insulin-producing cells destroyed by the disease....


4. JDRF and Sanford Health to Test Novel Beta-Cell Regeneration Therapy For Type 1 Diabetes

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2010 -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the world's leading charitable funder and advocate of diabetes research, announced today that it is supporting evaluation of a novel drug therapy to regenerate or help restore the insulin-producing cells destroyed by type 1 diabetes....


5. Researchers Discover How Insulin-Producing Cells Increase during Pregnancy

NEW YORK, June 27, 2010 - Researchers funded by JDRF have discovered that the hormone, serotonin, may be involved in the increase of insulin-producing beta cells during pregnancy.  The findings reveal one of the mechanisms underlying beta cell expansion during pregnancy, and are the latest advances ...


6. Diabetes Researchers Show Some Cells in Pancreas Can Spontaneously Change into Insulin-Producing Cells

NEW YORK, April 4, 2010 – Alpha cells in the pancreas, which do not produce insulin, can convert into insulin-producing beta cells, advancing the prospect of regenerating beta cells as a cure for type 1 diabetes. The findings come from a study at the University of Geneva, co-funded by Juvenile ...


7. JDRF Announces Diabetes Research Collaboration with Pfizer, Hadassah Medical Organization, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

NEW YORK, March 22, 2010 - The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, said today that it will begin a diabetes research collaboration with Pfizer, Hadassah Medical Organization, and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on drugs to replicate ...


8. Researchers Uncover Gene's Role in Preventing Beta-Cell Death

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2010 -- A JDRF-funded study released today describes how a gene product associated with a rare, genetic condition affects the survival of insulin producing pancreatic beta cells. Findings from this study are relevant to type 1 diabetes by providing insights into the complex processes ...


9. Diabetes Researchers Identify Gene Critical to Development of Insulin-Producing Cells

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2010 -- In findings that add to the prospect of generating insulin-producing cells for replacing beta cell function in type 1 diabetes, researchers have identified a gene critical for the development of cells in the pancreas, including beta cells that produce insulin.  The results ...


10. JDRF Funded Research Advances Potential For Regeneration As A Possible Cure For Type 1 Diabetes

NEW YORK, February 2, 2010 -- A hormone responsible for the body's stress response is also linked to the growth of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, according to JDRF- funded researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in California.  The findings are the latest advances to ...


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