$54.5 million funding boost for search for cure for Type 1 diabetes – Australia

Scientists searching for the elusive cure for type 1 diabetes will get an extra $54.5 million in federal government funding to help the more than 120,000 children and adults in Australia with the chronic condition.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will receive $29.5 million for its Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Research Network, Health Minister Greg Hunt announced on Monday.
There is no cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Another $25 million will be awarded in competitive grants to research projects focused on early-stage research that could potentially unlock new discoveries that can lead to clinical trials of new treatments.

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