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December 4, 2018

Is the Pancreas Regeneration Debate Settled? An Original Theory Renewed

A contentious debate among diabetes researchers has surrounded the regeneration of pancreatic insulin-producing cells: not if these cells regenerate, but rather how. In their new manuscript, DRI scientists conclude that progenitors in the pancreas do exist and, moreover, that these stem cells may regenerate in human patients. Learn more

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#LightTheSkyForDRIThe Empire State Building & Four Other Notable NYC Buildings Turn Blue for the Empire Ball
November 28, 2018 -- On Wednesday, December 12, the New York City Skyline will have five buildings light up for one night to support one cause! In this historic event, the iconic, world-renowned Empire State Building; One Bryant Park and the building at 151 West 42nd Street; The Pyramid at 65 East 55th; and The Bloomberg Tower at 731 Lexington Avenue will illuminate in blue.


DRI Director Dr. Camillo Ricordi speaks about World Diabetes Day 2018Join the Diabetes Research Institute in Commemorating World Diabetes Day 2018
November 14, 2018 -- The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation join the International Diabetes Federation, the United Nations and millions of concerned people around the world today to recognize World Diabetes Day, the primary global awareness campaign for diabetes.



Bounce Away DiabetesFamilies Help Bounce Away Diabetes at Mulitple Participating Sky Zone Trampoline Parks
October 17, 2018 – Families who are #PumpedToJump to help find a cure for diabetes should join Bounce Away Diabetes (B.A.D.) at various participating Sky Zone parks across the U.S. on Sunday, November 4, from 10 a.m. – noon. For every minute a participant bounces, Sky Zone will donate 50 cents to the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) in support of its mission to find a biological cure for diabetes.


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DRI In the News

Discredited Pancreas Regeneration Hypothesis is Making a Comeback
December 5, 2018 | Technology Networks

UM study testing whether Omega 3 and vitamin D can halt progression of Type 1 diabetes 
November 21, 2018 | The Miami Herald

How getting off insulin changed her life
November 21, 2018 | The Miami Herald

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