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Decade of Discovery hires new executive director

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The Decade of Discovery, a major initiative of the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, has hired an executive director and awarded three research grants totaling $1.86 million to bring the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic closer to the initiative's goal: finding a cure for diabetes.

David Etzwiler, the Decade of Discovery's new executive director, has a background in leadership in the private health care sector, having served as vice president of community affairs and executive director of the Medtronic Foundation. He also has experience securing government funding for large projects.

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The burden of diabetes, the hope for a cure

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Image: MPR LogoOne-third of all adults in the state either have diabetes or are pre-diabetic. Elizabeth Seaquist, Medical School, Schulze Diabetes Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, discusses the scope of the disease, it's impact, and the most promising research.

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University of Minnesota Researchers Study Cure for Diabetes Using Pigs

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Image: AHC LogoThe cure for diabetes could come from cells from pigs being raised in germ-free pens. Bernhard Hering, Medical School, Schulze Diabetes Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, talks about how pig cells have worked by reversing diabetes in other animals.

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Diabetes juggernaut threatens to overwhelm MN health care system

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Image: AHC LogoThe worldwide diabetes epidemic is taking a huge toll in Minnesota. Elizabeth Seaquist, Medical School, Schulze Diabetes Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, discusses how diabetes can be devastating throughout a patient's life.

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Minnesota researchers on the cusp of a cure

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Image: MPR LogoThe cure for diabetes could come from cells from pigs. Meri Firpo and Bernhard Hering, Medical School, Schulze Diabetes Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, discuss the possibility of pancreatic islet cells from pigs being used to produce insulin in humans.

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Diabetes and the stem cell promise

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Image: LA Times LogoThe search for a cure, or even a less-complicated treatment, is still on a long road to its goal. Meri Firpo, Medical School, Stem Cell Institute, Schulze Diabetes Institute and University of Minnesota Physicians, explains why stem cell therapies are perfect for diabetes research.

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