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Sep 16, 2014, 09:00 ET
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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...

Nov 04, 2013, 07:00 ET

JDRF Teams Up with Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic Innovation to Support Novel Translational Research in Type 1 Diabetes

JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today a partnership with Pfizer's Centers for Therapeutic...

Oct 31, 2013, 14:15 ET

JDRF Presents New Guide for Parents of Teenagers with Type 1 Diabetes

--JDRF's Teen Toolkit addresses questions and issues most common to teenagers with type 1 diabetes, with advice on issues from behavior and...

Oct 31, 2013, 10:01 ET

Schools Nationwide Invited to Join the JDRF Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes

--Local JDRF chapters help to educate students and teachers about type 1 diabetes; provide tools and guidance needed to organize school Kids Walks...

Oct 30, 2013, 11:41 ET

JDRF Challenges the Public to Experience Type 1 Diabetes for a Day

--Presented by Lilly Diabetes, JDRF's T1D for a Day challenge invites people to join professional snowboarder Sean Busby and experience what it's...

Oct 15, 2013, 08:00 ET

JDRF Commits $5M to a Novel Venture-Creating Entity Called T1D Innovations

Under PureTech's direction, in collaboration with leading T1D-focused organizations, T1D Innovations will create and fund companies to translate...

Sep 27, 2013, 15:04 ET

JDRF Applauds Launch of New Low Glucose Suspend Technology

Medtronic Product 'a First Step Toward an Artificial Pancreas'  JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D)...

Sep 25, 2013, 06:40 ET

JDRF Honors Researchers Whose Insights on Early Type 1 Diabetes Development Have Set the Stage for Disease Prevention in Children

–The three winners of JDRF's 2013  Mary Tyler Moore and S. Robert Levine, M.D., Excellence in Clinical Research Award have provided...

Sep 24, 2013, 11:22 ET

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara Conduct Innovative Artificial Pancreas - Ultra-Rapid-Acting Inhaled Insulin Trial Funded by JDRF

 JDRF, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute, and the College of Engineering at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are pleased to...

Sep 12, 2013, 10:33 ET

JDRF and Walgreens Customers Raise More Than $4.6 Million for Type 1 Diabetes Research in One Month, Team Up to Raise More During Flu Season

– Walgreens and its customers helped break a fundraising record during its July campaign for JDRF. Now, the company is teaming up with JDRF...

Jul 10, 2013, 18:17 ET
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JDRF and Hundreds of Children Testify Before Senate on Need for Type 1 Diabetes Research Funding

150 child delegates from around the country, JDRF President and CEO Jeffrey Brewer, NBA champion Ray Allen, and actress Jean Smart advocate renewal...

Jun 28, 2013, 18:02 ET
Blake Lillicraf with Bob Tasca and Travis Hunt in front of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car. Blake was recognized as the winner of Ford Customer Service Division's "Our Everyday Heroes" Race Car Design Contest to benefit JDRF.  (PRNewsFoto/JDRF)

Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Type 1 Diabetes Wins Ford's 'Our Everyday Heroes' Race Car Design Contest; $57,127 Raised for JDRF

Blake Lillicraf may be newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D), but you'd never know from his composure. The 13-year-old multiple-sport...

Jun 20, 2013, 16:57 ET

JDRF Announces Two Partnerships to Develop Stable, Pumpable Glucagon to Support Advanced Generation Artificial Pancreas Systems

-- Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will develop two different formulations of soluble glucagon for use in...