Preliminary research released today revealed findings on common genetic and environmental risk factors between two autoimmune diseases, type 1 diabetes (T1D) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Even though MS and T1D have very few clinical similarities, they co-occur more often than one would expect  by chance. This suggests that they share risk factors. Known common environmental […]

An day in the life of Artie, the artificial pancreas
Published on August 9, 2016

Jeramie has just completed a JDRF-funded artificial pancreas (AP) trial over 12 weeks at the University of Virginia, one of the very first to be completed in an out-of-hospital setting. He’s also a JDRF staff member from the USA’s Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter. Jeramie blogged on his experience with the AP he nicknamed ‘Artie’ during the […]

Next step in homegrown encapsulation research
Published on July 25, 2016

A team from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) led by Professor Ann Simpson has recently received a US patent for a human cell line known as Melligen cells. Melligen cells are genetically engineered to produce, store and release insulin on demand in response to blood glucose levels, essentially replacing the insulin-producing function of the […]

More than one way to close the loop
Published on June 23, 2016

The incredible progress in closed-loop technology that JDRF has fostered by funding and collaborating with academic institutions, research organisations and industry is poised to deliver an array of artificial pancreas (AP) options to the T1D community. By partnering enthusiastically with academia and industry, JDRF first seeded, then cultivated, a thriving network of experts dedicated to […]

Wanted: cutting-edge research ideas
Published on June 9, 2016

The Australian Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network’s (T1DCRN) Innovation Award is now open for applications. The Request for Applications (RFA) Innovation Award is to fund and advance promising innovation that, if successful, would improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.  JDRF and the T1DCRN are seeking innovative proposals describing cutting-edge innovation falling […]

Link between early infections and type 1 diabetes 
Published on May 27, 2016

New JDRF-funded research published in the May issue of JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) details evidence of a link between infections in early life and later development of type 1 diabetes (T1D). It has long been thought that there could be a link between common viral infections and the development of T1D. […]

Breaking free from the daily burden
Published on April 26, 2016

In Australia, our T1D community has been asking questions about The Human Trial — a feature-length documentary which takes the viewer inside the ViaCyte lab in San Diego with exclusive patient access. This is particularly as the profile of this work has been raised through the support of R&B star, Usher (dad to a son with […]

Fresh perspectives invigorate smart insulin research
Published on April 6, 2016

At JDRF we know it will take time, talent and passion to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). So, we are committed to harnessing the intellect of emerging scientists and attracting the attention of more established researchers to the T1D space. Many of our research partners share this commitment, and combining our efforts […]