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New promising research to cure Type 1 Diabetes for all

World Diabetes Day 2017 Diabetes currently affects over 246 million people in the world, and more than half of this amount are women. These rates are expected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Women with diabetes have an increased risk of early miscarriage, and diabetes is a cause of over 2.1 million deaths of women globally. All women with …

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LSFM4LIFE seminar to T1D patients by Dr Francesco Pampaloni

On Sunday 17 September 2017, Dr. Francesco Pampaloni, the scientific manager of the LSFM4LIFE project, gave a seminar to Type 1 Diabetes patients and their families about our project: “An achievable future for Type 1 Diabetes cellular therapy”. The seminar was organised as a part of Summer festival of the ATBGD (Associazione Toscana Bambini e Giovani con Diabete – Tuscan Association for Diabetic Children …

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Lecture on organ transplantation by Dr Kourosh Saeb-Parsy

Last week, one of the partners of LSFM4LIFE project, Dr. Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, from the Department of Surgery at Cambridge University, gave a video-lecture on organ transplantation. The concept of Chimera Dr Kourosh Saeb-Parsy is a University Lecturer and Consultant Transplant Surgeon at the University of Cambridge. His role in LSFM4LIFE project is the provision of pancreas tissue from human organs …

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LSFM4LIFE featured on Superquark!

Last June a very famous Italian TV channel, RAI (Radiotelevisione Italiana) interviewed one of LSFM4LIFE’s partner to talk about Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and the importance of the research around that disease, in order to spare affected people from lifelong insulin therapy. What is RAI TV channel? RAI channel is the national public broadcasting company in Italy. It features a …

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Dr. Pampaloni visits paediatric hospitals to talk about new T1D solutions

At the beginning of March 2017, Dr. Francesco Pampaloni, of the Goethe University Frankfurt, the LSFM4LIFE coordinator, visited three of the biggest paediatric hospitals and clinical research centers in Italy. The purpose of his venue was to inform paediatricians of the solutions LSFM4LIFE aims to bring to T1D patients using cellular therapy with adult stem cells. Hospitals visits Dr. Pampaloni started his visits by going …

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Cellular therapy of T1D with adult stem cells: the challenge of the LSFM4LIFE project

Dr. Francesco Pampaloni, scientific manager and coordinator of the LSFM4LIFE project at Goethe University in Frankfurt, will be performing three talks in March 2017 about cellular therapy for type 1 diabetes (T1D). All those presentations will take place in Italy, in different Hospitals. In these talks Dr. Pampaloni will further explain further the goal of the LSFM4LIFE project to medical doctors …

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A Step Forward: Optimised organoid culture

The Huch lab at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, works with liver and pancreas organoids derived from murine and human samples. The cultures, which were established by Meritxell Huch while at the Clevers lab at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, model in vitro the proliferative response of the ductal population in the adult liver and pancreas (Huch et al, …

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PhD Corner: Interview of L.HOF and T.MORETH

    Lotta HOF is a PhD from Goethe University, in Frankfurt am Main. She studied molecular biology and molecular genetics in Chironomidae before specializing in “Cell Biology and Physiology” in master’s. Currently, she is working with the group of Prof. Stelzer on the LSFM4Life project, more precisely on the physical characterization of the pancreatic organoids in order to provide …

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Latest News: First year recap on progress in organoid culture technology

The LSFM4LIFE project has been challenging but rewarding from the very beginning. We have successfully transfered the organoid technology from the laboratories in Cambridge University to the labs of three partners, who attended a week-long training course in Meritxell Huch’s laboratory in Cambridge in order to learn about the culture of pancreas organoids in Matrigel. Thanks to those actions, those three …

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WDD2016 – Relieve T1D patients from monitoring insulin

World Diabetes Day 2016 Today is the 25th World Diabetes Day (WDD). The event was created 25 years ago, by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization, to draw attention to the growing problem of Diabetes and the global health threat it represents. The problem is still unresolved and needs to be highlighted. This year, the theme of …