Save the Date: JDRF nPOD 9th Annual Scientific Meeting
Back to the Beach in 2017!
February 19-22, 2017
JDRF nPOD 9th Annual Scientific Meeting
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
More information will be announced soon.
We will once again use a master rooming list, so please do not contact the hotel.
Our scientists are not locatedin one lab,on one campus,or in one country…
We are united in one goal, to cure type 1 diabetes.
Research led by Dr. Martha Campbell-Thompson was featured on the cover of the March 2016 issue of Diabetes. Insulitis in a 13-year-old organ donor with type 1 diabetes for 5 years (nPOD 6243). Immune cell phenotypes in insulitic islets were determined by multi-immunofluoresence. An insulitic islet is shown with a lymphocytic infiltrate consisting of both CD3+ T cells (pink) and CD20+ B cells (green). α-Cells are detected with antiglucagon antibodies (yellow).
nPOD investigators reveal significant beta cell findings
Dr. Noel Morgan and Dr. Sarah Richardson recently found that children diagnosed under 7 develop a more aggressive form of diabetes than those diagnosed as teens.
From the Daily Mail: “A condition known as insulitis, representing an inflammatory process, kills off nearly all the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas of the young children. But teenagers were found to retain unexpectedly large numbers of beta cells at diagnosis – although they are no longer working as they should.”
“This is incredibly exciting, and could open the doors to new treatments for young people who develop diabetes,” said Morgan.
May Investigator Spotlight:
Lars Krogvold, MD
Dr. Lars Krogvold is a researcher at Oslo University Hospital. He works with nPOD Investigator, Dr. Knut Dahl-Jorgensen.
The JDRF nPOD Investigators Who Seek the Cure for T1D
Each month, we highlight one of nPOD’s Investigators who are working for a cure. Check out all of our Investigator Spotlights to learn more about our Investigators, their lives, and their research.