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2009-02-03 07:30:00

"KidCare Kit" offers quick-reference materials and multimedia tools to guide families through the first 30 days following a child's diagnosis BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced today the availability of the diabetes KidCare Kit, a multimedia resource that will provide children and their families with valuable tools and information to help guide them through the difficult but crucial first 30 days following a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. The...

2009-01-22 08:57:08

Researchers from Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, and ActiveSite Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Francisco, announced today that they have demonstrated that a specific inhibitor of the protease plasma kallikrein, ASP-440, developed by ActiveSite Pharmaceuticals, may provide a new therapeutic approach for treatment of diabetic retinopathy, the most common eye-related complication of diabetes. The study, which was partly funded by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), is published in the...

2009-01-16 10:53:01

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, funded by JDRF, have discovered that adult beta cells have the ability to replicate with the help of a protein known as cdk6. This research was led by Andrew F. Stewart, M.D., a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The complete findings of this discovery can be found in the early online version of Diabetes."Most scientists thought that...

2008-12-17 15:03:22

Metabolic disturbances indicate progress of the disease even years in advance Finnish scientists have reported a breakthrough in the attempts to understand the development of type 1 diabetes. They discovered disturbances in lipid and amino acid metabolism in children who later progressed to type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes. The alterations preceded the autoimmune response by months to years. The study may prompt new approaches for prediction and prevention of type 1 diabetes...

2008-11-20 20:06:56

Doctors have tricked mouse immune systems into thinking cells from a donor pancreas are theirs, bringing hope to diabetes patients, U.S. researchers said. The new technique, to fight type 1 diabetes, eliminated the need for drugs that inhibit immune-system activity in diabetic mice that had insulin-producing islet cell transplantation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine researchers said. Immunosuppressive drugs prevent bodies from rejecting the islet cells, but they're toxic...

2008-11-14 09:00:34

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from a new global survey released on World Diabetes Day finds that many teens and young adults with type 1 diabetes are optimistic about their future, but report a lack of support from school staff. The poll highlights the importance of family and peer-to-peer support. The DAWN Youth WebTalk Survey was conducted in partnership with the International Diabetes Federation and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes as part of DAWN...

2008-10-31 12:00:32

Bayhill Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation have announced a partnership to support Bayhill's ongoing Phase I/II human clinical trial of BHT-3021, a DNA vaccine to reverse the immune response that causes Type 1 diabetes. The agreement with Bayhill is a part of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF's) innovative industry discovery and development partnership (IDDP) program, through which JDRF partners with pharmaceutical, biotech,...

2008-10-30 09:00:11

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- To kick off Diabetes Awareness Month, Bayer Diabetes Care announced that four people with diabetes have won the opportunity to meet teen pop sensation Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers after entering the national "Walk In Nick's Shoes" (W.I.N.S.) sweepstakes. These Grand Prize winners will meet Nick Jonas in Los Angeles and walk as "Team Jonas" at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk for the Cure in Los Angeles on November 1. The...

2008-10-30 09:00:11

Bayhill Therapeutics, Inc., a leading developer of therapies for autoimmune diseases, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the world's leading charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, today announced a partnership to support Bayhill's ongoing Phase I/II human clinical trial of BHT-3021, a DNA vaccine to reverse the immune response that causes type 1 diabetes. BHT-3021 is an antigen-specific immunotherapeutic DNA vaccine designed to reverse the underlying autoimmune...

2008-10-23 09:00:38

SmartCells, a provider of polymer-based dosing technology, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation have announced a partnership to advance SmartCells's SmartInsulin for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. As part of the agreement, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will provide $1 million in first-year funding to support preclinical safety and efficacy testing. The partnership is structured to support milestone-based funding through proof-of-concept human clinical trials....


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