Navigation Links
Benaroya Research Institute announces $4.4 million grant for type 1 diabetes
Date:2/14/2013

(Seattle, Feb.14, 2013) In a major effort to advance discoveries in type 1 diabetes research, the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) established the T1D Exchange Biobank Operations Center with a $4.4 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The T1D Exchange Biobank Operations Center led by Carla Greenbaum, MD, Director of the Diabetes Research Program at BRI, will coordinate clinical study proposals and sample requests including protocol design, sample procurement and distribution.

Dr. Greenbaum serves on the Joint Steering Committee for the T1D Exchange which offers a comprehensive view of type 1 diabetes including clinical and academic research, real-world data, clinically-annotated biosamples, and patient insights. The T1D Exchange consists of a Clinic Network with access to more than 100,000 patients, a Clinic Registry with over 26,000 well-characterized patients, the online community Glu, and the Biorepository whose goal it is to distribute, share and exchange meaningful data and biosamples to drive collaboration and disseminate knowledge across the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community.

"We are thrilled to see the establishment of the T1D Exchange Biobank Operations Center as a key factor in advancing the mission of T1D Exchange to speed better treatments, therapies and research. Giving biological samples is one way people touched by type 1 diabetes are empowered to contribute to improved outcomes on the path to a cure. We have a strong, productive working relationship with Dr. Carla Greenbaum and her team at the Benaroya Research Institute and are eager to see this collaboration yield data that will be impactful to the type 1 diabetes community," shared Dana Ball, CEO and Cofounder of the T1D Exchange.

BRI was selected to receive this grant to establish the T1D Exchange Biobank Operations Center by the Helmsley Charitable Trust because of the organization's reputation in autoimmune diseases research with a focus in type 1 diabetes and biobanking. Under the direction of Dr. Greenbaum, BRI has created one of the world's most robust biobanks for the study of autoimmune disorders dating back to the year 2000. BRI actively maintains biobanks for eleven different autoimmune diseases. BRI also maintains a registry of healthy people for comparison purposes.

"BRI has a long track record of developing and maintaining biobanks which have led directly to the advancement of understanding autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes. We are excited to be in on the ground floor of an initiative that will have enormous impact on the type 1 diabetes community by helping to facilitate research with a large numbers of participants. This work will accelerate our understanding, hopefully leading to a cure for this disease," notes Dr. Greenbaum.

"We are pleased to support this important initiative, which is in keeping with our strategy of filling gaps and creating tools that help the entire T1D community," said David Panzirer, a Trustee of the Helmsley Charitable Trust.


'/>"/>
Contact: Kay Branz
kbranz@benaroyaresearch.org
206-342-6503
Immune Tolerance Network
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Plasticizers Market - New Industry Research Report is Now Available for Pre Order at Transparency Market Research
2. UNC researchers discover gene that suppresses herpesviruses
3. Researchers discover biological diversity in triple-negative breast cancer
4. Additional noteworthy research to be presented at the 2013 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
5. Lifespan research program earns national recognition
6. MIND Institute researchers receive $1 million grant to study cognitive training in fragile X
7. Refinery Catalyst Market - New Industry Research Report is Now Available for Pre Order at Transparency Market Research
8. Research from the 2013 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium highlights new insights on high-risk prostate cancer prevalence and treatment, compares benefit of surveillance and surgery for management of small kidney tumors
9. Breast Cancer Research Needs More Focus on Environment: Report
10. UCIs Gavin Herbert Eye Institute receives $3 million for retinal degeneration research
11. Effective treatment for late infantile batten disease developed by MU, BioMarin researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... If you are feeling that your ... are not alone. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 34.9% ... diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death. ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Steve Helwig & Associates Insurance & ... community enrichment program, has teamed up with Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse in support ... abuse. To support all those victimized by the fear of violence in their own ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... serving the greater Venice, FL area, has initiated a fundraiser for a two ... accident just four days after Christmas. To support this beautiful child who is ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... firm, announced today that nominations will be accepted February 8, 2016 through ... , Awards include the Information Security Executive® of the Year, which ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Eating disorders and post-traumatic stress ... women and men with eating disorders report a history of trauma, research suggests ... of an eating disorder. , At the 2016 iaedp Symposium, the workshop, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... BioPharma Corp. (CTI BioPharma) (NASDAQ and MTA:CTIC) today announced ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on February 4, 2016, ... on the clinical studies being conducted under the Company,s ... hold impacts part of the clinical work currently being ... clinical trials. --> ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016  Despite the recent explosion in Big Data, ... to embrace Big Data due to the inherent costs ... side, organizations have begun looking to Big Data as ... adherence. --> --> ... LLC, Big Data has started informing many decisions. In ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... -- Redwood Scientific Technologies, Inc. announced today the development and ... balance their hormones. This product will be featuring Redwood,s ... Cardiff , President and CEO. "I am proud that ... of women across the country and around the world ... research and development team is confident that through the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: