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2011-07-21 06:00:00

RICHMOND, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced the publication of a study demonstrating the use of zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) to produce genetically modified pigs. The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), represents a significant advancement in the development of improved, less immunogenic animal tissue as a source for transplant into humans. Transplantation is considered to be...

2011-07-21 01:00:00

HIGH WYCOMBE, England, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Using the waterproof* Animas(R) Vibe(TM) Insulin Pump and CGM System, People with Diabetes to Participate in Channel Swim Relay Six swimmers congregate along the Dover coastline today, to participate in a 17-hour relay swim across the English Channel to France. The relay event, sponsored by Animas(R),aims to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and celebrate people with diabetes performing...

2011-07-20 12:47:00

JDRF says Pending Artificial Pancreas Guidance is FDA's Opportunity to Turn the Tide NEW YORK, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) welcomed Congress's attention today to the important issue of medical device regulatory reform and reiterated the life-changing difference the FDA's pending artificial pancreas guidance will make in the lives of millions of individuals with type 1 diabetes across the country. The hearing, "FDA Medical...

2011-06-29 12:11:21

A chemical produced by the same cells that make insulin in the pancreas prevented and even reversed Type 1 diabetes in mice, researchers at St. Michael's Hospital have found. Type 1 diabetes, formerly known as juvenile diabetes, is characterized by the immune system's destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas that make and secrete insulin. As a result, the body makes little or no insulin. The only conventional treatment for Type 1 diabetes is insulin injection, but insulin is not a cure...

2011-06-22 14:57:00

Concerns about progress, patient access voiced at Senate hearing for JDRF's Children's Congress WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kevin Kline and four children with type 1 diabetes urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take immediate action to accelerate the research and review of artificial pancreas systems at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs. The hearing, "Transforming Lives through Diabetes Research," was...

2011-06-20 18:18:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, actor Kevin Kline and children with type 1 diabetes from all over the country will testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs to thank Congress for its renewal last December of the Special Diabetes Program and highlight the importance of the federal government's commitment in helping to advance type 1 diabetes research. They will also urge federal officials to take immediate action to...

2011-06-13 11:37:00

Singer Crystal Bowersox, Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. among others joining children and teens with type 1 diabetes on Capitol Hill to advocate for diabetes research; Live webcast of "Role Models with Type 1 Diabetes" Town Hall Panel available WASHINGTON, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading figures from the entertainment, television, and professional sports arenas will join more than 150 children and teenage delegates from all over the United States and abroad, as well as...

2011-06-06 19:58:18

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Researchers Play Key Role in Development of "Closed Loop" Artificial Pancreas Engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are combining automation techniques from oil refining and other diverse areas to help create a closed-loop artificial pancreas. The device will automatically monitor blood sugar levels and administer insulin to patients with Type 1 diabetes, and aims to remove much of the guesswork for those living with the chronic disease....

2011-05-31 12:23:00

Film follows the inspiring journeys of children with diabetes in the developing world NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Life for a Child, the inspirational documentary produced by Lilly Diabetes is now available for free download on the video sharing site Hulu.com. Visitors to Hulu can view the entire 28-minute film, which brings to light the life-or-death plight of children with diabetes in the developing world. (Logo:...

2011-05-15 14:54:00

SEATTLE, May 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, May 15, thousands of runners, walkers and all manner of fleet footed fundraisers in the fight against diabetes gathered at University of Washington's Husky Stadium to participate in the 29th Annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes event which benefits the Northwest chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Contributions from Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes are expected to exceed $1.3 million for...


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