March 13, 2018 | Denise Heady
Fourteen years ago, neurosurgeon and scientist Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., began to travel to underserved countries to perform brain surgeries on disadvantaged children.
City of Hope Aims to Cure Type 1 Diabetes in Six Years
July 11, 2017 | City of Hope
City of Hope’s Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute is committed to developing a cure for type 1 diabetes within six years, fueled by a $50 million funding program led by the Wanek family.
Diabetes research: Exploring the potential power of growth factors
April 2, 2015 | Elizabeth Stewart
Diabetes investigators at City of Hope are studying the full trajectory of diabetes and metabolic disorders, as well as complications of the disease. One especially promising approach focuses on proteins known as growth factors.
Diabetes research: From epigenetics to islet cell transplants
January 4, 2014 | Elizabeth Stewart
Nearly 350 million people worldwide are coping with diabetes, and the disease is expected to be the seventh-leading cause of death by 2030. Aware of these grim statistics, researchers at City of Hope are committed to halting the global epidemic.
Diabetes: Discovery could make growing islet cells easier
October 22, 2013 | Nicole White
Transplantation of insulin-producing islet cells is a potentially powerful tool for treating type 1 diabetes, but coming up with enough healthy donor cells for the procedure is difficult – at least for now.
Diabetes researcher's quest: Find adult pancreatic stem cells
May 24, 2013 | Nicole White
H. Teresa Ku, Ph.D., believes adult pancreatic stem cells could hold the key to making a type 1 diabetes cure more widely available. In type 1 diabetes, insulin-producing islet cells in the pancreas are killed by the immune system.
Diabetes research: A new hormone to spur insulin production?
April 26, 2013 | Wayne Lewis
In a potentially significant advance against diabetes, researchers have found a new hormone in the liver and in fat that seems to cause insulin-generating cells in the pancreas to reproduce at unprecedented rates.
Diabetes and islet cells: The quest for a permanent cure
March 6, 2013 | Elizabeth Stewart
Not all diabetes researchers are obsessed with islet cells – just many of them. And for good reason. Diabetes destroys the islet cells that produce insulin, a hormone necessary to regulate blood sugar.