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.
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.
Helmsley Cellular Research Hub
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.
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nPOD investigators reveal significant beta cell findings
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.
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.