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Funding for new projects allows prevention research to go deeper

Two promising Australian research projects have been awarded almost $3 million in funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, to be administered by JDRF Australia.

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Common virus increases activity of T1D-risk genes in pancreatic islets

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Image credit: University of Pennsylvania

Infection with a common virus known as coxsackievirus B has long been thought to be associated with the development of type 1 diabetes. Now, researchers have published evidence that this virus could be driving the activity of the very genes that increase the risk of developing type 1 diabetes.  Read More