JDRF nPOD 8th Annual Scientific Meeting

February 21-24, 2016
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132

The Human Islet Research Network (HIRN) is holding a special session at the scientific meeting titled ‘Emerging Technologies to Study the Human Pancreas and Islet: from the Whole Organ to a Single Cell’ on Sunday, February 21.


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Helmsley Cellular Research Hub

CelHubBigCall for Investigators with Research Interests Related to Stem Cells and Type 1 Diabetes

The Helmsley Cellular Research Hub was established as part of a type 1 diabetes coalition comprised of the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University, the New York Stem Cell Foundation and the University of Florida Diabetes Institute, with funding support from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The goal of the Helmsley Cellular Research Hub is to promote a greater understanding of type 1 diabetes and accelerate new potential therapies to treat the disease.

Thanks to the support of the Helmsley Charitable Trust, a number of somatic and pluripotent cell lines obtained from well-phenotyped type 1 diabetes patients and suitable controls/patients with other forms of diabetes are now available to qualified research scientists.

Find more information here.

nPOD investigators reveal significant beta cell findings

NoelArticleDr. 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.

Read the Daily Mail article here and find the original publication in Diabetes here.

Agata Jurczyk


Instructor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the Diabetes Center of Excellence

The JDRF-nPOD Scientists Who Seek the Cure for T1D

Dr. Jurczyk’s research focuses on the mechanisms of insulin secretion in pancreatic beta cells.

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