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2010-02-05 14:15:37

Scientists in Cambridge have made a significant step towards developing a so-called "artificial pancreas" system for managing type 1 diabetes in children. The team has developed and successfully tested a new algorithm, providing a stepping stone to home testing for the artificial pancreas. The new study "“ funded by Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and published today in The Lancet "“ shows that using an artificial pancreas system overnight can significantly reduce the...

2010-02-05 08:30:00

-- Research Shows Closed-Loop Systems Control Diabetes, Reduce Dangerous Low Blood Sugar -- LONDON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a landmark study in children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes, JDRF-funded researchers at the University of Cambridge showed that using a first-generation artificial pancreas system overnight can lower the risk of low blood sugar emergencies while sleeping, and at the same time improve diabetes control. Results from the studies are published in the...

2010-02-03 17:01:45

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 underscore the potential for regeneration as a key component of a possible cure for type 1 diabetes. The research, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was led by Wylie Vale, Ph.D., Professor...

2010-02-02 11:06:00

GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensors for Medicine and Science, Inc., a clinical-stage, medical device company pioneering breakthrough technology that could dramatically improve glucose monitoring for people with diabetes, today announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Strumph as the company's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Strumph was most recently Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. At JDRF, his responsibilities included overseeing...

2010-01-19 13:00:00

R&D Program Targets Opportunities to Improve Glucose Control and Help People with Diabetes Lead Healthier Lives NEW YORK and FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX) announced today an innovative program aimed at improving the treatment of type 1 diabetes by developing novel insulin delivery products to enhance the use of insulin pumps. Through the program, JDRF will...

2010-01-13 11:00:00

-- Partnership to develop automated system to better control diabetes represents first step on path to artificial pancreas -- NEW YORK, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation today announced an innovative partnership with Animas Corporation to develop an automated system to help people with type 1 diabetes better control their disease -- the first step on the path to what would be among the most revolutionary advancements in treating type 1 diabetes:...

2009-12-17 17:50:00

MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Treatment for Diabetic Patients a Major New Objective Key points: *Single injection of proprietary adult stem cells resulted in increased blood insulin levels and sustained reduction in blood glucose levels *Stem cell treatment induced two-fold increase in total numbers of pancreatic islets, and increase in insulin-producing beta cells *Results indicate pancreas may successfully be regenerated by proprietary adult stem cells...

2009-12-15 14:30:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 21-year old Airman severely wounded in Afghanistan is recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after several surgeries and an unprecedented transplant. The procedure performed by medical teams at Walter Reed and the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, is the first known case of successful isolation and transplantation of insulin producing cells following severe trauma requiring complete removal of the pancreas. When...

2009-11-30 08:56:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Diabetes Diagnostics - A Global Market Perspective http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164347/Diabetes-Diagnostics---A-Global-Market-Perspective.html Diabetes Diagnosis market is driven by a steady increase in the number of people diagnosed with diabetes, both in the developed and developing parts of the world, and increase in intensive management and treatment...

2009-10-13 17:56:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminous Medical, Inc. announced today that it has reached agreement with a major supplier of electrochemical sensors for exclusive rights to incorporate its glucose sensor into Luminous' automated blood glucose monitor. Luminous is developing its monitor to enable clinicians to control hyperglycemia in critical care patients around the world. Previously, Luminous was planning to use a sensing technology based on near-infrared spectrometry....