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2010-06-21 16:41:00

NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nick Jonas, one third of the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum group the Jonas Brothers, was announced today as the National Chair of JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. Nick Jonas, 17, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 13 years old. He becomes the key figure for the largest fundraising program for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In this role, Nick will help JDRF increase participation and fundraising in its annual Walks, held...

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...

2010-06-15 00:36:19

Insulin-producing beta cells can proliferate in patients recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School, working in collaboration with colleagues from Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the University of Brighton, have used a unique collection of pancreas specimens taken from patients who died soon after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes to show that they respond to the ongoing process of destruction by inducing their islet cells to proliferate. The research is...

2010-06-01 09:01:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche, makers of ACCU-CHEK® blood glucose meters, infusion pumps, lancing devices and data management systems for people with diabetes, received the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International's "Chancellor's Award" during the JDRF Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The "Chancellor's Award" recognizes and honors longstanding JDRF corporate partners. During the presentation, JDRF highlighted Roche's "Bag of Hope" program...

2010-05-13 08:56:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2020, new cases of Type 1 diabetes in children younger than five are expected to double if current trends continue, according to a study published in The Lancet. Diabetes is an epidemic, with numbers of those suffering from diabetes and its complications increasing worldwide. The International Diabetes Foundation estimates there are 246 million adults worldwide suffering from diabetes today; by 2025, the figure is expected to reach 380 million....

2010-05-04 16:26:00

DALLAS, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Castle Montessori Schools, a leader in Montessori education, believes it is their responsibility to contribute to the health and wellness of the community through active participation in local events and donations to charitable organizations. The schools proudly announce a donation of $13,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) "Walk to Cure Diabetes." The funds were raised by the families that attend the schools along with matching...

2010-04-07 12:53:49

Adherence to treatment lags if mom and dad don't monitor Teenagers and "tweenagers" with type 1 diabetes have more trouble sticking to their treatment plan "“ thus raising their risk of blindness, kidney failure and heart disease "“ if their parents become increasingly lax about monitoring the child's treatment, or if the mother-child relationship is poor. That's the conclusion of a new study by University of Utah psychologists that will be presented in Seattle Friday, April 9...

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...

2010-03-24 15:30:00

NEW YORK -- Early-stage human clinical trials showed that a new topical drug was safe and had biological effects in a type of diabetic eye disease, and may offer researchers a new approach to prevent and treat diabetic macular edema. Researchers at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland completed a multicenter human clinical trial treating diabetic macular edema with mecamylamine, a topical drug developed by the South San Francisco biotech company...

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...


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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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