Category: Edward Damiano

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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Here Is the Deal With the Bionic Pancreas

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

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Managing type 1 diabetes is an all-day, time-intensive commitment, and scientists are hard at work trying to create one device to take the guesswork—and the hard work—out of keeping blood sugar stable in people with the disease. Now, they’re one step closer, thanks to Boston researchers reporting promising results in a recent study…

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A bionic pancreas could liberate diabetes sufferers

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

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An artificial pancreas has enabled a test group of adults and teenagers with type 1 diabetes to go about their daily lives without having to check their insulin levels, or self-administer the hormone…

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“A cure is always the end goal. As that goal remains elusive, a truly automated technology, which can consistently and relentlessly keep people healthy and safe from harm of hypoglycaemia, would lift an enormous emotional and practical burden from the shoulders of people with type 1 diabetes, including my child and so many others.”

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‘Bionic pancreas’ astonishes diabetes researchers

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

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A “bionic pancreas” that uses a smart phone, glucose monitor and insulin pump to automatically control blood sugar levels helped more than two dozen people live free of finger pricks and other troublesome reminders of diabetes, researchers reported Sunday…

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“I was astonished at how well it worked in a real-world setting.”

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