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A New Hope Against Type I Diabetes: The T cells that Attack the Beta Cells in the Pancreas Have Been Found

May 16, 2016 1:00:15 PM / by Dalia Gaddis posted in fusion peptide, autoimmune disease, Innovation, pancreas, research, Type I Diabetes


A long-awaited discovery leads researchers to find the pathogenic T cells that recognize and destroy pancreatic beta cells.

When it comes to autoimmune diseases, the patient’s main problem lies within. In such diseases, the immune system’s T cells go rogue and start attacking different organs, resulting in disease. Scientists are constantly trying to discover the identity of the autoimmune T cells as this may be the first step in a preventative therapy.

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