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 DRI BioHub Reaching the Biological Cure

Restoring Natural Insulin Production

Scientists at the Diabetes Research Institute are developing a DRI BioHub, an integrated mini organ that mimics the native pancreas. Learn more

Welcome to DRI tv

Join host Benno Schmidt for DRI tv, an exciting, new way to learn about the research breakthroughs happening at the Diabetes Research Institute. Watch DRI tv

The Diabetes Research Institute is solely focused on discovering a biological cure for diabetes

Accelerating Research Toward a Cure for Diabetes

Diabetes Research Institute scientists are making groundbreaking progress toward a biological cure for diabetes with iniatives like the DRI BioHub. Learn more >

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Latest News

Study Sheds Light on Immune Tolerance

Islet graft after growth viewed through Living Window

Researchers uncover new mechanisms for protecting islets from attack.
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Study Reveals Transplant Environment Affects T Reg Cells

Shannon and Ray Allen

Dr. Allison Bayer and her team discover three key needs for successful T reg engraftment.
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Creating More Beta Cells

Using the oxygen sandwich, DRI researchers turn human stem cells into insulin-producing beta cells.

Published findings show that oxygen can dramatically improve human stem cell development. 
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Research Progress

DRI research aimed at preventing inflammation is key for keeping transplanted islet cells healthy and functioning long term.

Research findings published in peer-reviewed journals

The DRI's research progress is routinely published in leading scientific journals. Read more>

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  • In Insulin Nation: DRI's Dr. Alberto Pugliese talks about restoring beta cell function >

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