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Karolinska researchers prevent mice from developing diabetes


A Swedish research group headed at Karolinska Institutet has been able to prevent onset of Type 1 diabetes in mice that are genetically susceptible to the disease. Through injection of specifically prepared cells, the researchers managed to stop the ongoing destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells in mice just prior to clinical debut of diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system begins to attack and destroy the insulin-producing...



Related subjects: Autoimmune disease, Diabetes, macrophages

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