Chapter Year in Review – We Oughta Be in Pictures

2014 was a tremendous year for the Greater Western Carolinas Chapter of JDRF, thanks to you! (The Rock, Hollywood Pictures, 1996).  We’d like to share with you just a few highlights that captured the hearts of movie-goers all over Charlotte, Ashevile and Greenville:        March of the Penguins (Warner Independent Pictures, 2005) JDRF […]

Unlocking a Combination Therapy for New Onset T1D

A new study is further assessing if a novel combination of drugs could help treat new onset type 1 diabetes University of Florida researchers are ready to launch a new clinical study to examine if a combination of two U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs, antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and granulocyte colony stimulating factor […]

A song worth more than a listen

Korn releases exclusive download to benefit T1D research What can one voice raised against type 1 diabetes (T1D) do? If you’re Jonathan Davis, lead singer of acclaimed rock band Korn, one voice can reach millions to help people living with T1D. Jonathan’s young son, Zeppelin, was diagnosed with T1D just over a year ago, and […]

Advancing a Key Artificial Pancreas Technology

Stable liquid glucagon developed by JDRF partner Xeris evaluated in first clinical study The JDRF Artificial Pancreas (AP) project is focused on accelerating the development of commercially-viable AP systems that better mimic the biological function of the pancreas and reduce the daily burden of managing type 1 diabetes (T1D). To achieve this goal, JDRF funds […]

Improving Beta Cell Health and Survival

JDRF-funded clinical study to test marketed drug to improve beta cell health and survival in T1D JDRF recently awarded a $2.1 million grant to Anath Shalev, M.D., director of the University of Alabama’s (UAB) Comprehensive Diabetes Center, to test the impact of a common blood pressure drug called verapamil on the health and survival of […]

Historic Progress for JDRF Encapsulation Research Program

First people with type 1 diabetes receive experimental encapsulated cell replacement therapies in clinical studies Two JDRF-funded partners have successfully implanted people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) with experimental encapsulated cell replacement therapies in clinical studies. These two programs are running in parallel and are evaluating two distinct encapsulation therapies. Encapsulated cell replacement therapy involves […]

It’s Time to Redefine Type 1 Diabetes

Last month, JDRF co-hosted a workshop where healthcare experts from government, nonprofit agencies and educational institutions discussed expanding the definition of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) to recognize the earliest stages of human T1D before a person is clinically symptomatic. The benefits of the proposed system could include potentially faster drug development, identification of people living […]

Top 10 Ways to Support National Diabetes Awareness Month

This is an opportunity for you to share your personal story about type 1 diabetes. Start November ONE, this ONE day to spread the word about T1D. ONE day for everyone who has felt the impact of T1D to stand together. ONE day where T1D is the diabetes everyone talks about. That day is November […]

JDRF-Funded Islet Encapsulation Program Reaches Historic Milestone

– First Ever Person with Type 1 Diabetes Receives Experimental Encapsulated Human Stem Cell-Derived Beta Cell Replacement Therapy – New York, NY, October 29, 2014 — JDRF, the leading research and advocacy organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today that JDRF-funded partner, ViaCyte, Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company, has for the first time ever implanted […]

Making the T1D Vaccine a Reality

Nanoparticle-based vaccine is designed to re-educate the immune system and halt the attack on the pancreas Over the last three years, Selecta Bioscience, a clinical stage biotechnology company, has been developing nanoparticles called Synthetic Vaccine Particle (SVP) as an immunotherapy for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) with support from JDRF and it was announced this week […]