Gene Discovered for Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Study  
7/15/2007 7:56:08 PM

PHILADELPHIA, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pediatrics researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and McGill University in Montreal have identified a gene variant that raises a child's risk for type 1 diabetes, formerly called juvenile diabetes. As investigators continue to pinpoint genes contributing to diabetes, they have their eyes on providing a scientific basis for designing better treatments and preventive measures for the disease.