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Body’s own cells are focus of type 1 diabetes clinical trial

Sanford Health is collaborating with Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., a New Jersey-based cell-therapy company, on a clinical trial that explores whether increasing the number of a person’s regulatory T cells (Treg cells) can help adolescents fight newly onset type 1 diabetes. The trial, known as “The Sanford Project: T-Rex Study” (NCT02691247), tests the safety and effectiveness […]
SHN Staff 5 min read

Sanford Project committed to finding Type 1 Diabetes cure

Sanford Project researchers have reached a critical milestone in a clinical trial testing a combination of two medications to determine if the drugs can help patients with type 1 diabetes keep their blood glucose levels under control with less or no insulin. In the trial termed REPAIR-T1D, two FDA-approved drugs, sitagliptin and lansoprazole, are evaluated […]
SHN Staff 5 min read

Sanford Fargo approved as diabetes clinical trial site

In August 2010 the Sanford Project based in Sioux Falls, SD announced its first clinical trial (research study) with a goal of finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Newly diagnosed patients with diabetes were encouraged to participate by traveling to Sioux Falls to enroll and receive periodic follow-up appointments. Today the Sanford Project is […]
SHN Staff 8 min read

Sanford opens diabetes assessment center

Sanford Health in Sioux Falls is now home to a diabetes assessment center. The clinic-based program is located on the second floor of Ann Berdahl Hall on the main Sanford USD Medical Center campus. It’s the only program in the region operating as a “one stop shop” for a diabetic patient. This new assessment center […]
SHN Staff 2 min read

South Dakota Researchers Testing A Diabetes Drug to Fight Breast Cancer with Funds From Susan G Komen For the Cure

World’s Largest Breast Cancer Organization Investing More Than $1.1 Million into South Dakota’s Economy for Research and Community Programs (Sioux Falls, SD) – July 20, 2010 – Scientists from Sanford Research/USD will see whether the drug metformin, used to treat everything from obesity to diabetes, can be used to fight breast cancer, with funding announced […]
SHN Staff 5 min read

International team works to cure type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a disease with no cure. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. It often strikes during childhood, makes patients dependent on insulin for life and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. One year ago, Sanford Health announced the […]
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Sanford Project: Seeking cure for Type 1 diabetes

Sanford Project: Seeking cure for Type 1 diabetes

Sanford Health leaders announced in 2008 that the focus of the Sanford Project is curing type 1 diabetes via the body’s natural ability to regenerate beta cells. Identified as the attack on one of the greatest health concerns of our time, Sanford Health is dedicating health research resources to cure type 1 diabetes, also known […]
SHN Staff 9 min read