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Swedish scientists find new markers for type 1 diabetes

Posted by Fox News on April 9, 2015 - Category: Medical
Lead researcher Ake Lernmark, from Sweden's Lund University, says that measuring the levels of autoantibdodies in children's blood indicates whether their immune system has started to attack beta cells. Read More »
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Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin

Posted by Rob Stein on October 9, 2014 - Category: Medical
A team of Harvard scientists said Thursday that they had finally found a way to turn human embryonic stem cells into cells that produce insulin. The long-sought advance could eventually lead to new ways to help millions of people with diabetes. Read More »
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Breakthrough ‘reverse’ vaccine may help combat Type 1 diabetes

Posted by Loren Grush on June 26, 2013 - Category: Medical
In a breakthrough clinical trial, Stanford University researchers have created a never-before-seen vaccine that utilizes modified DNA to shut down specific sections of the immune system.

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New Hope For A Type 1 Diabetes Cure

Posted by Nightly News on March 22, 2013 - Category: Medical
Scientists have cured Type 1 diabetes in lab mice using drugs already on the market to treat cancer, a development that could have enormous implications for the more than one million diabetics in the U.S. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.

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DRI’s BioHub May Cure Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by A Sweet Life/Huffington Post on March 6, 2013 - Category: Medical
Scientists at the renowned Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami may be just five to seven years away from curing Type 1 diabetes. The institute is taking quick and dramatic steps toward what may finally be a biological cure for type 1 diabetes, the DRI BioHub.

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Stem Cell Research Points Way to Possible Type 1 Cure

Posted by Diabetes Health on November 27, 2012 - Category: Medical
Although cells with properties similar to stem cells have already been discovered, this new research is even more positive, according to Harrison, because it could help unlock the secrets of insulin production and ultimately help people with diabetes end their dependence on insulin injections.

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Funding for life-saving islet cell transplants could bring type 1 diabetes under control

Posted by Jordanna Schriever on August 30, 2012 - Category: Medical
SPECIALISTS are calling on the nation's health ministers to commit to funding a life-saving transplant program - the closest thing to a cure for type 1 diabetes.

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Artificial pancreas gives girl a vacation from diabetes

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on March 4, 2012 - Category: Medical
Twelve year old Elle has t1d and was selected to try out an experimental device called an artificial or "bionic" pancreas. During the three-day study, Elle didn't have to poke her finger every few hours to find out her blood sugar level because the "bionic" pancreas recorded it automatically and adjusted her insulin accordingly. Read More »
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Hypoglycemic Brain Function Different in Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by HealthDay News on October 14, 2011 - Category: Medical
During hypoglycemia, patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who perform a working-memory task (WMT) have more activation of brain regions and less deactivation of the default-mode network (DMN) than control subjects, according to a study published online Oct. 7 in Diabetes.

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J’lem researchers: Juvenile diabetes cure is closer

Posted by Judy Siegel-Itazkovich on September 11, 2011 - Category: Medical
Discovery a breakthrough that could help researchers find ways to restore or increase beta cell function in people with this type of diabetes. Read More »
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