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UI Opens Diabetes Research Center

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa dedicated a new $25 million diabetes research center Saturday.

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles funded the project.

It will have 20,000 square feet of cutting-edge medical equipment to help with research.

UI president Sally Mason said the goal of the facility is to find a cure for diabetes.

“We’ve come a long way since the days when we discovered insulin was really at the root cause of diabetes. To now, where we actually have good treatments for this disease. The next step and the most important step will be to cure this disease,” Mason said.

University researchers say more than 9 percent of Americans are impacted by diabetes.

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