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  • Strengthen the Defensive Line

    Gene therapy shows promise in stopping the immune attack on insulin-producing cells JDRF-funded researchers are using gene therapy in a promising approach to stopping the autoimmune attack that triggers type 1 diabetes (T1D). The gene therapy manipulates the body’s varied immune cells, which perform different functions. Some immune cells, called T-effector cells, attack foreign material […]

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  • 2015 JDRF Children’s Congress changed my life

    Of all the activities I have done with JDRF over the past seven years, none affected me as much as traveling to Washington, D.C., to tell my story at JDRF 2015 Children’s Congress. Until recently, I was the only student at my school with type 1 diabetes (T1D), so I did not know how connecting […]

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  • Moving Toward Early Diagnosis

    Population-based screening for risk factors could help change the course of type 1 diabetes Researchers have known for some time that the risk of developing type 1 diabetes (T1D) can be detected by looking for the presence of specific autoantibodies. That knowledge has allowed JDRF to support TrialNet, a project that screens close relatives of people […]

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  • Discovering the Best Size and Shape for Beta Cell Replacement

    Watch this: To learn more from MIT’s Dr. Anderson. Smaller Is Not Always Stealthier In a recent Nature Materials’ publication, Daniel Anderson, Ph.D., of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) detailed how the immune system responds to implanted material depending on its size and shape. In this short video, you can learn about the future […]

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  • White House Honors Tidepool for Its Development of T1D Data Technology

    New apps help simplify T1D management Tidepool™—a JDRF-supported nonprofit committed to reducing the burden of type 1 diabetes (T1D)—has received a White House Champion of Change Precision Medicine Award for its work to develop innovative, open-source software and mobile phone apps that help people with T1D better manage the disease. The technologies will provide tools […]

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