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Go Get the (Immune Cell) Regulators!

Teaser: Shugo Sasaki, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of British Columbia, wants to make beta cell replacement therapies that are “immune” to attack.
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The shortage of donor beta cells and the need for strong immunosuppressive drugs to prevent immune attack make beta cell replacement available only to people with severe life-threatening unawareness of their low blood sugar, called hypoglycemia. At JDRF, we are taking a new route to beta cell replacement technologies, with the aim to develop an unlimited source of insulin-producing cells without drugs that limit your immune system’s role in fighting off infection.

Making Insulin-Producing Cells Unrecognizable

A goal of Elad Sintov, Ph.D., of Harvard University, is to find a way to transplant beta cells without the use of immunosuppressive treatments.
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By Alexandra Mulvey

#WeAreNotWaiting

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Most companies involve consumers as early as possible in the development of a new product or service. A company would not bring a new beverage, for example, to market without first having found out if it meets people’s taste preferences. This just makes sense – and is a business critical success factor.

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Most companies involve consumers as early as possible in the development of a new product or service. A company would not bring a new beverage, for example, to market without first having found out if it meets people’s taste preferences. This just makes sense – and is a business critical success factor.

#GoingToBat Community Spotlight: Sam Fuld

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Sam Fuld doesn’t let anything stop him, especially Type 1 Diabetes. Diagnosed at age 10, Fuld learned to manage his disease so he could pursue his passion – baseball.

Once he’d made through a college career at Stanford and reached professional baseball, Fuld made it a mission to help other young athletes manage their diabetes, too.

During the offseason, Fuld hosted the second annual Sam Fuld SLAMDiabetes Tampa Classic Wiffle Ball Tournament. The Dec. 12 tournament raised money to fund camps for children who have type 1 diabetes.

Sam Fuld, Major Leaguers Come Together to Raise Money for Type1 Diabetes

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Twelve Major Leaguers from eight different clubs played in the 2nd annual Sam Fuld SLAMDiabetes Tampa Classic Wiffle ball tournament at the University of South Florida on Dec. 12 to fund camps for children who have Type 1 diabetes.

Chris Archer, Jose Bautista, Chris Colabello, Slade Heathcott, Dan Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier, Andrew Miller, Matt Moore, Logan Morrison, John Ryan Murphy and Denard Span joined Fuld for the tournament.

Meet Amgen Scholar Alumni Karen Zhang

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"The collaborative side of science is not always well advertised, but talking to scientists in industry as well as academia has shown me that research does not have to be a one person endeavor."

49 Years and Counting: A Type 1 Diabetes Story

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. To help kick it off, Thomas G. Bognanno, President & CEO of Community Health Charities, recently sat down with Jim Horbowicz, past Chair and board member of the American Diabetes Association and Community Health Charities, to discuss what the last 50 years have been like living with type 1 diabetes.

1.You have had type 1 diabetes for almost 50 years, which some would recognize as quite an achievement as an adult. What do you believe has led to your success?

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