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2009-08-20 12:05:00

Scientists at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa have discovered what may be an important clue to the cause of type 1 diabetes. Dr. Fraser Scott and his team tested 42 people with type 1 diabetes and found that nearly half had an abnormal immune response to wheat proteins. The study is published in the August 2009 issue of the journal Diabetes.Early in life, the immune system is supposed to learn to attack foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria, while...

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...

2009-07-02 10:10:00

DEARBORN, Mich., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- It's okay to vote early and vote often ... at least when the voting helps out a good cause. Starting today, and running through August 14, the public is invited to visit www.jdrf.org/ford, view more than 200 paint scheme designs and vote for their favorite children's design by making a monetary donation to JDRF, all as part of Ford Customer Service Division's second annual Funny Car Design Contest. The top five donation-earning designs will go in...

2009-07-01 10:04:44

 A low dose of oral interferon alpha shows promise in preserving beta cell function for patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, or juvenile diabetes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.The results of the Phase II trial are published today in Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association."It shows a strong trend in preserving insulin-producing beta cell function that is significantly better than placebo," said Staley Brod,...

2009-06-24 14:57:00

Join 150 Kids with Type 1 Diabetes on Capitol Hill for JDRF's Children's Congress 2009 WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nick Jonas, Mary Tyler Moore, Sugar Ray Leonard and kids with type 1 diabetes testified this morning before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs on the need for funding for type 1 diabetes research. The hearing was the culmination of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Children's Congress, the largest grassroots event held...

2009-06-24 13:45:00

SINGER NICK JONAS AND BOXING LEGEND SUGAR RAY LEONARD TO JOIN NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 24, 2009, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore will lead a panel before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to request federal funding for diabetes research and remind Congress about the urgent need for a cure for the disease. Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, boxing legend and Olympic...

2009-06-23 10:33:00

Kid Delegates Meet Elected Officials, Testify at Senate Hearing, and Urge Legislators To Request Fund Research WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 150 children and teenagers throughout the U.S. with type 1 diabetes are in Washington, D.C. this week to advocate for funding for type 1 diabetes research. They'll be joined by JDRF International Chairman Mary Tyler Moore, Nick Jonas of the Grammy nominated multi platinum group The Jonas Brothers, boxing legend Sugar Ray...

2009-06-08 06:00:00

Analysis of Subjects with Moderately Severe Diabetic Neuropathy Shows Statistically Significant Improvement in Multiple Quantitative Neurological Endpoints RICHMOND, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced today the presentation of as yet unreleased positive Phase 2 clinical data from its ZFP Therapeutic(TM) program to develop SB-509 as a treatment for diabetic neuropathy (DN) at the 69th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes...

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2009-05-27 06:31:06

President Obama's Tuesday nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has set loose a wave of support from diabetics and diabetes advocacy groups across the country who see her has a role model for people suffering from the disease. In an official statement, the American Diabetes Association said that her nomination showed that "each person with diabetes should be judged based on his or her merits, not on stereotypes or misinformation about diabetes." If the Senate confirms Ms....

2009-05-26 10:51:00

CHICAGO, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Illinois, the state chapter of the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide, has named Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX), its "Best of Illinois" for his service on the Illinois Board of Directors, on the International Board, and for his support of the organization's efforts in developing an artificial pancreas. (Logo:...


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