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Labor pledges $50m for diabetes research (Australia)

Matt Coughlan and Christine McGinn
Australian Associated Press January 13, 20198:43am

Labor leader Bill Shorten has pledged a $50 million funding boost for type 1 diabetes research, which marks the first promise for the election year.

Labor will fork out $50 million to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes if it wins the next federal election.

The money will allow the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Clinical Research Network to boost the number of clinical trials, translate research into new treatments and help find a cure.

“It will allow Australian patients with type 1 to access clinical trials. It will allow for ground-breaking research conducted in the lab to be translated in a beneficial affordable treatment in the future,” JDRF head of research Dorota Pawlak told families in Melbourne on Sunday.

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