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Should States Let Inmates Donate Organs?
Mar 18, 2011 | 
If a prisoner on death row wants to donate his organs, should he be allowed to do it?
Mouse Study Eliminates Need for Insulin by Eliminating Glucagon
Feb 16, 2011 | 
Can't make insulin? That might not be a problem, according to Dr. Roger Unger, the lead researcher on a mouse study out of UT Southwestern Medical Center. As Dr. Unger stated in a press release, his findings "suggest that if there is no glucagon, it doesn't matter if you don't have insulin....In adulthood, at least with respect to glucose metabolism, the role of insulin is to control glucagon. And if you don't have glucagon, then you don't need insulin...If diabetes is defined as restoration of glucose homeostasis to normal, then this treatment can perhaps be considered very close to a ‘cure.' "
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Type 1 Diabetes Associated With Common Cold Virus
Feb 8, 2011 | 
It's generally thought that a genetic predisposition to type 1 diabetes is not enough to develop the disease, but that an environmental trigger is required to activate it. Researchers are not sure what that environmental trigger is, but enteroviruses have been under suspicion for quite a while. Enteroviruses are the second leading cause of viral colds in children.
Lilly and the JDRF Partner to Fund Regenerative Medicine Research in Type 1 Diabetes
Feb 4, 2011 | 
INDIANAPOLIS and NEW YORK - Eli Lilly and Company and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) today announced that they have signed an agreement to fund early-stage research that could enable patients with type 1 diabetes to regenerate insulin-producing cells destroyed by the disease.
New Jersey - Florida Partnership to Speed Diabetes Research: A Cure for Diabetes is One Step Closer
Jan 26, 2011 | 
The MOLLY and LINDSEY Diabetes Research Foundation at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) and the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have joined forces to find the cure for Type 1 Diabetes.  Together they will form the Hackensack-Miami DRI Federation Project, a think tank of East Coast specialists who will fast-track the best research ideas coming out of the labs and put them to the test in clinically meaningful ways, thus shortening the path to a cure for those with type 1 diabetes.  
JDRF Applauds Congress for Passage of $300 Million for Type 1 Diabetes Research and Thanks Supporters for Advocacy Efforts for Special Diabetes Program Renewal
Dec 13, 2010 | 
"Congress passed a multi-year renewal of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), ensuring that studies on promising diabetes treatments and avenues toward a cure continue uninterrupted. As the father of a son living with type 1 diabetes, and as CEO of JDRF, one of the leading advocates for the renewal of this program, I applaud the U.S. government for its continued commitment to end this disease.
A Gift of Love. A Gift of Hope...For the Holidays.
Dec 3, 2010 | 
Celebrate the season with an eCard and help support the Diabetes Research Institute! Send your family, friends or business colleagues A Gift of Love...A Gift of Hope. They will feel special knowing you are supporting research to find a cure for diabetes.
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