Category: Edward Damiano

Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics?

August 31st, 2014 in 2014, BBC, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Those with type 1 diabetes often say having the condition is like having a second job such is the stress of monitoring their blood sugar levels and administering doses of insulin…

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“Young people who start college with type 1 diabetes have such a hard time managing this new world that they’re engaging with and at the same time they’re taking full responsibility of their diabetes. My goal is to build a device that will unburden him of that.”

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This Scientist Is Creating The Perfect Pancreas To Treat His Son’s Diabetes

August 20th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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David Damiano would have died before his first birthday if it weren’t for modern medicine.  David received a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at 11 months old. His pancreas stopped producing insulin, the hormone that regulates how much sugar is in our blood. Too much and you can end up in a coma, too little and your organs stop working…

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“Diabetes does not take a vacation. It doesn’t go to sleep at night.”

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Bionic pancreas tested in diabetic kids at a summer camp

August 13th, 2014 in 2014, CBS Evening News, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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At a summer camp outside of Boston, a group of children is taking part in an unprecedented test of potentially life-changing medical technology. The kids have diabetes, and they’re testing a bionic pancreas in challenging real-world conditions. It’s the first time the device has been tested in children ages 6 to 11…

Expert quote:

“What we are trying to learn with the device is how well it can control blood sugars in very small children leading a very active lifestyle.”

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The bionic pancreas data

July 3rd, 2014 in 2014, BU Studio, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the early clinical data on the “bionic pancreas” being developed by engineers at Boston University and medical doctors at Massachusetts General hospital…

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Father develops bionic pancreas to save son

June 29th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, MSNBC, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Associate professor of Biomedical engineering at Boston University, Ed Damiano, explains the big idea behind Bionic Pancreas, a device he developed to ensure the health and safety of his son, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at just 11 months old…

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America’s Diabetes Surge

June 18th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, NPR, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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Diabetes in America. Type 2 is a symptom and a disease. Type 1 may have some new answers…

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Researchers developing bionic pancreas for diabetics

June 17th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, WFXT 0 comments

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‘Bionic Pancreas’ For Diabetics Developed At MGH, BU Makes Progress

June 17th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, WBZ-TV 0 comments

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Last fall, WBZ introduced you to the “bionic pancreas”, and now new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows it can do what it was designed to do…

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New “Bionic Pancreas” Offers Hope To Type-One Diabetics

June 16th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, WBUR 0 comments

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A new wearable, “bionic” pancreas which regulates the blood sugar levels of people with type-one diabetes holds promise for making the illness much easier to manage…

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Bionic pancreas passes 5-day test in ‘real life’

June 16th, 2014 in 2014, College of Engineering, Edward Damiano, Futurity News, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU 0 comments

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The latest version of a bionic pancreas device worked successfully in two five-day clinical trials—one with adults, the other with adolescents—that imposed minimal restrictions on what patients could do…

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“In both of these studies this device far exceeded our expectations in terms of its ability to regulate glucose, prevent hypoglycemia and automatically adapt to the very different needs of adults—some of whom were very insulin-sensitive—and adolescents, who typically need higher insulin doses.”

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