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2011-05-24 23:00:09

Clinical trials for a new bladder cancer therapy show promising interim results. Lead researcher Alvaro Morales says that the breakthrough using the drug Urocidin follows thirty years of his research in this important area. "I am optimistic about the results of the trial," says Dr. Morales, professor emeritus in the Department of Urology at Queen's University and director of the Queen's University Centre for Applied Urological Research. "Positive results in the next phase of trials will move...

2011-01-27 00:02:58

People will pack the Empire Mall this weekend to take part in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. With more than 80 teams signed up, walkers will come from across the state to participate in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual event. Sioux Falls, SD (Vocus/PRWEB) January 26, 2011 People will pack the Empire Mall this weekend to take part in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. With more than 80 teams signed up, walkers will come from across the state to participate in the Juvenile...

2010-06-29 03:14:18

Safety data submitted to Food and Drug Administration, Phase II plans Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Iacocca Foundation announce today the completion of the Phase I BCG clinical trial in type 1 diabetes, as well as the submission of all safety reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the MGH data safety monitoring boards. Plans for the Phase II clinical study, which will continue the investigation of bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination as a treatment for...

2010-06-16 15:49:00

JDRF Volunteer, Philanthropist, Former Internet Executive to Lead Top Funder of Cures and Treatments for People with Type 1 Diabetes and Its Complications NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a leader in type 1 diabetes research worldwide, announced today that Jeffrey Brewer has been named President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Brewer, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, has been a passionate JDRF volunteer and donor for the past...

2010-04-05 07:45:07

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 the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, that is published today in the online edition of the scientific journal Nature. The researchers, led by Dr. Pedro L. Herrera, demonstrated that beta cells will spontaneously regenerate after...

2010-03-22 07:00:00

Program Focuses on Beta Cell Replication and Regeneration NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 and regenerate insulin-producing cells in people with type 1 diabetes. The program, under the direction of...

2010-03-15 10:25:00

PHILADELPHIA, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- When Lee Ducat, founder of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), brought together a group of Philadelphia-area parents of children with juvenile diabetes on May 21, 1970, she could never have imagined that 40 years later that devoted group would have grown into an international organization that changed the world. What started as a mother's vision to help her child has evolved into a foundation with more than 115 chapters in the United...

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...

2009-12-17 09:35:00

-- Program Focuses on Discovery and Development of Drugs to Promote Beta Cell Survival and Function in Diabetes -- NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, said today that it will begin working with The Johnson & Johnson Corporate Office of Science and Technology, and its affiliates, to speed the development of drug targets and pathways to promote the survival and function of...

2009-08-05 16:08:00

- Program Focuses on Expanding Pipeline of Drugs For People with Type 1 Diabetes - NEW YORK, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation said today that it has entered into a novel collaborative research agreement with the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) to create a diabetes drug discovery and development platform. The four-year program is one of the largest and most comprehensive collaborations in the 40 year history of JDRF, a...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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