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Darwin researchers win $2.6m grant for diabetes health project

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NHMRC funding will help address ‘an intergenerational epidemic’ among Indigenous families

A health research institute at Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory has received a $2.6 million federal grant to treat and prevent type 2 diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Louise Maple-Brown, an endocrinologist with the Menzies school of health research at the university’s Darwin campus, will lead a partnership of researchers, health services and policy analysts across Australia that will aim to improve diabetes treatment for Indigenous communities.

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