Tag Archives: T cells

Autoimmunity: Why Good T Cells Go Bad

In type 1 diabetes, the human body turns on itself. The immune systems of people with type 1 diabetes start attacking insulin-producing beta cells, as though they were the bacteria and viruses the immune system is supposed to fight off. … Continue reading

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Retraining the Autoimmune System in Type 1 Diabetes

In the autoimmune attack behind type 1 diabetes, you can think of T cells as an improperly trained SWAT team that homes in on insulin-producing beta cells rather than pathogens. Research at Joslin seeks to sort out the diabolically complicated … Continue reading

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