TIME CHANGE Dr. Luca Inverardi, of DRI, discusses recent news of BioHUB Mini Organ

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TIME CHANGE Dr. Luca Inverardi, of DRI, discusses recent news of BioHUB Mini Organ

Time: March 15, 2013 from 11am to 12pm
Location: TuDiabetes homepage
Website or Map: http://www.tudiabetes.org
Event Type: live interview, videochat
Organized By: Emily Coles
Latest Activity: Mar 18, 2013

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Dr. Inverardi joins us to discuss the recent announcement by Diabetes Research Institute regarding their BioHUB mini organ to restore insulin production in people with type 1 diabetes.  The annoucement of this news begins "Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami are taking a quantum leap toward a biological cure for diabetes by unveiling the DRI BioHub, a bioengineered “mini organ” that contains lifesaving insulin-producing cells that can sense blood sugar and release the precise amount of insulin needed in real time."  Read the rest!  Then join us to discuss it further with one of the scientists working on the project.

Luca Inverardi, M.D., is Research Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In addition, he serves as Deputy Director of Translational Research at the Diabetes Research Institute.

Much of Dr. Inverardi’s research interests lie in developing ways to make biological replacement of insulin-producing tissue reproducibly successful in a large cohort of patients.

This area of investigation focuses on a broad range of basic research experiments in the areas of transplant immunology, tolerance induction and cytoprotection, as well as diabetes stem cell research and immunogenetic studies to prevent diabetes.

His division is comprised of multi-disciplinary scientists working in the areas of molecular biology, immunology, pancreatic stem cell development, pathology and immunogenetics.

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Comment by Leo on March 16, 2013 at 12:47am

Would have loved to see this, but unfortunately something else came up. Has the recording already been uploaded? Thanks!

Comment by Emily Coles on March 15, 2013 at 10:32am

Hi all,

To the newbies: just log onto our homepage (www.TuDiabetes.org) at the appointed time (half an hour from when I'm writing this) and you will see a big box at the top of the page, where the livestream will appear.  You don't need any special links or passwords.

To jrtpup: YES!  Dr. Inverardi will be taking questions during the talk :)

To MJS: YES!  This event (and all our live interviews) will be recorded and uploaded to our videos archive on TuDiabetes for later viewing.

See you all soon!

Comment by Richard C on March 15, 2013 at 9:14am

How do I hear this chat live? Please answer thank you all

Comment by Lisa on March 15, 2013 at 8:15am
First timer here.
Comment by robydobydo on March 15, 2013 at 6:45am

I will never stop hoping.
Even though the red tape gets thicker and thicker.
The business' that thrive in our society can never be allowed to fold.
My understanding was that monies were to be infused into research programs after your president was elected first time around .
The economic world problems will hold back funding once again.
Many mountains to climb.
Never stop hoping:)))

Comment by jrtpup on March 14, 2013 at 11:57pm

Will this be interactive, i.e. live questions?

Comment by nel on March 14, 2013 at 9:31pm

this girl has too much on her plate ( so to speak :)) and have to decline ...till next time !!

Comment by Marsha Paulsen Peters on March 14, 2013 at 2:39pm

I haven't tuned in for one of these events before.
How do I do it ?

Comment by Avanti on March 14, 2013 at 1:35pm

Eagerly waiting . . .

Comment by MJS on March 14, 2013 at 12:55pm

Will this event be redcorded so that I could watch it later? I am interested in watching but I will have classes. Thanks!

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