Medical News Today: Immunotherapy found safe for type 1 diabetes in landmark trial

Medical News Today: Immunotherapy found safe for type 1 diabetes in landmark trial

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that up to 1.05 million people in the United States - or 5 percent of the country's diabetic population - have type 1 diabetes. The condition is thought to be an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system - its T cells, specifically - does not recognize the pancreas' insulin-producing beta cells and mistakenly attacks them. At present, there are no treatments for preventing T cells from killing off the body's beta cells. Despite the belief that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, few studies have tested the possible...

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