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Cure News 10/24

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Cure News | 0 comments

  We’ve been pretty busy here at the JDCA researching and writing the 2014 State of the Cure report (to be released in the next few weeks, stay tuned!) so we apologize for not getting Cure News up last week. Here is a round of news stories buzzing around the internet that relate to Type 1 diabetes:   Lots more about HCSI...

Reports: Board Accountability May Be The Key To a Cure

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014 in JDCA Goals | 0 comments

Hey Everyone, Last week we released a new report entitled, “Board Accountability May Be the Key To a Cure“, which critically examined the role of board at each of the major non-profits. Some findings include: The JDRF and ADA have triple the amount of board members as most for-profit companies. That’s a lot of competing...

New JDCA Staff: Nadia Shamas

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Personal Post, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Hello! My name is Nadia, and I’m excited to be joining the JDCA Team. I’m currently finishing up an English and World Literature bachelor’s degree at Marymount Manhattan College, and I’ve been a type 1 diabetic for about 15 years now. When I was six years old, after recovering from a very high fever, I started to constantly wake my parents...

Cure News: Week 10/2

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Cure News | 0 comments

  Hey Everyone, Only a little cure news this week: 1. UC San Diego received a 5 million dollar grant this week in order to help build the “pieces” of a pancreas, to see if they could construct the important biological parts from scratch and find out if that would be enough to cure the disease. A really interesting take on cure...

Cure News: Week 9/24

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Cure News | 0 comments

  Hey Everyone, There is a ton of cure news this week. Let’s jump right into it: 1. First up this week, the New York Times ran an article about the history of stem cell research, and where it’s going next. It’s a great article that shows both the prior limitations of stem cell research, and how those barriers are slowly...

Our Take on the JDRF “One Expo”

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Cure News | 0 comments

This past Tuesday, the JDRF held a “One Expo” at the Altman Building in New York City.  A few members of the JDCA team attended the event to see if there was any recent news related to cure research.  A few highlights: The event lasted 5 hours and was designed for the general T1D population, featuring about 30 display booths and three...

Cure News: Week 9/11

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Cure News | 0 comments

  Hey Everyone, There is a ton of cure news this week. Let’s jump right into it: 1. Beta-O2, a possible Practical Cure project, has just received a large grant from the JDRF to continue their work and fund their first human study. Lately many projects have been given “fast-track” grants to get into clinical trials sooner in...

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