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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...

Cure News: Week 8/28

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Cure News | 1 comment

  Hey Everyone, Unfortunately, there is very little cure news this week. While we’ve been keeping track of the recent news out of Melbourne, we’re not quite ready to comment on it yet. And in Not-Quite-Cure-News: Josh Levy took a look at an interesting study that shows attending diabetes support groups may actually help in...

JDCA ACTION-PACK GIVEAWAY!

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in JDCA Goals, Uncategorized | 22 comments

Hello Alliance! Today marks the start of our first-ever giveaway!  We will be raffling off 4 ACTION PACKS so you can crush your goals this back to school season.  The ACTION PACK will be a JDCA backpack with a $50 Walmart gift card or a $50 gift to the charity of your choice.  The winner will be randomly chosen on September 25th and contacted...

JDRF’s Abrupt CEO Transition Raises Questions

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in JDCA Goals, Op-Ed | 2 comments

The recent CEO transition at JDRF has generated a fair bit of justified concern within the T1D community. Executive changes are among the most high-profile actions that any organization can undergo. How such transitions are handled reveals much about the nature, character, and culture of the organization. A change in top leadership that is...

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