Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A successful vaccination against type I diabetes in mice

It has been hypothesized in recent years that type I diabetes may be caused by an autoimmune dysfunction where immune cells mistakenly kills off the body's insulin producing cells.
"Science Daily — Researchers in France and Germany have successfully treated type 1 diabetic mice with a vaccination. The vaccine they designed in this model included structures that the immune system mistakenly attacks in type 1 diabetes. "

This is pretty huge, and could someday mean the end of type 1 diabetes if identified and treated in time.


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