News from JDRF A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Jan 25, 2016, 11:01 ET

Researchers Show Novel Material Encapsulated Human Islet Cells Can Halt Type 1 Diabetes for Six Months

 Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston Children's Hospital, and several other institutions supported with...

Dec 01, 2015, 11:00 ET

Six-Month Clinical Trial Reveals Addition of Metformin Fails to Improve Glycemic Control in Adolescents Living with Type 1 Diabetes

 Six months of adjunctive metformin therapy does not improve glycemic outcomes in overweight adolescents with type 1 diabetes, according to new...

Nov 12, 2015, 11:31 ET

JDRF Western Pennsylvania Chapter Hosts TypeOneNation Summit For Local Families

 In conjunction with National Diabetes Day, JDRF – the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research – is...

Oct 14, 2015, 11:00 ET

Prominent Business Leaders and Entertainers Converge in New York City For Type 1 Diabetes Event

JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research announced today that Jeffrey Brewer, Mary Elizabeth and...

Oct 13, 2015, 10:00 ET

Covalent Data and JDRF Partner to Organize and Evaluate Type 1 Diabetes Discovery and Translational Research Outcomes

Covalent Data, Inc., the global leader in innovation intelligence, announces an agreement that provides JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile...

Sep 24, 2015, 15:00 ET

JDRF and the American Diabetes Association, in Collaboration with Multiple Diabetes Organizations Publish New Classification and Staging Approach for Presymptomatic Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF and the American Diabetes Association (Association), announced today that a new classification approach for staging T1D in its earliest...

Jun 24, 2015, 13:29 ET

JDRF Announces Celebrity Advocates and Town Hall Panelists for 2015 Children's Congress

Leading figures from the entertainment, television, and professional sports arenas will join more than 160 Delegates, ranging in age from 4 to 17,...

May 18, 2015, 14:11 ET

JDRF-Supported Researchers Make Gains in Designing Islet Cell Encapsulation Materials for Use in Type 1 Diabetes Therapies

Type 1 diabetes (T1D) researchers have known for nearly two decades that it is possible to make people living with T1D insulin independent through...

May 06, 2015, 10:30 ET

JDRF Announces $1.8 Million Two-year Partnership with Lilly to Provide Support for Newly-diagnosed Families with Diabetes

JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and Eli Lilly and Company, a global leader in diabetes care announced...

Feb 12, 2015, 06:30 ET

JDRF Supports Janssen's Disease Interception Approach to Prevent the Clinical Onset of Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today its alignment with an innovative...

Jan 12, 2015, 09:00 ET

JDRF to Honor Scientists for Their Outstanding Work in Advancing Type 1 Diabetes Research

JDRF, the largest private funder of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, has selected a novel beta cell therapy research team, an immunologist, and a...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:15 ET

JDRF-Funded Islet Encapsulation Program Reaches Historic Milestone

 JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today that JDRF-funded partner,...

Sep 16, 2014, 09:00 ET

JDRF and Tidepool Partner to Bring Data to an Open Source Platform for People with type 1 diabetes

JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, and Tidepool ™, a Silicon Valley-based...

Jul 30, 2014, 14:17 ET
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JDRF Commends Senators Collins and Shaheen for Introducing Legislation to Ensure Seniors with Diabetes Have Access to Continuous Glucose Monitors

Today U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, introduced legislation to ensure that...

Jul 21, 2014, 09:35 ET
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JDRF appoints Derek Rapp as new President & CEO

 JDRF's International Board of Directors (IBOD) announced today the appointment of Derek Rapp, currently Vice Chair of the JDRF International...

Jul 17, 2014, 13:29 ET
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JDRF Partner ViaCyte Announces Key Project Milestone to Advance Innovative Encapsulated Cell Replacement Therapy Product for Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research announced today ViaCyte, Inc., a leading regenerative...

May 03, 2014, 16:00 ET

JDRF Comments on New Data from the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study Showing a 21 Percent Increase in Type 1 Diabetes Among American Youth

 Richard Insel, M.D., chief scientific officer of JDRF, issued the following statement today in response to a new study showing an increase in...

Apr 01, 2014, 10:12 ET

Congress Approves One-Year Renewal of Diabetes Research Funding

The U.S. Senate approved legislation last night for a one-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP)—an initiative that accounts...

Jan 07, 2014, 10:16 ET

JDRF and Brehm Center Partner to Explore the Fate of Beta Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

--Research program will investigate an exciting new hypothesis about lost beta cell function in type 1 diabetes that may change our basic...

Dec 17, 2013, 10:48 ET

New Partner in JDRF Bag of Hope Donates Medical ID Bracelets to Children Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

--JDRF announces Road ID as a new partner in the JDRF Bag of Hope. The medical identification company is providing each JDRF Bag of Hope with a...