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2012-01-19 06:21:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Killer T-cells protect the body from disease, but a new study suggests that these same cells, created to protect, may be inadvertently destroying cells that produce insulin for the body. Professor Andy Sewell, an expert in human T-cells from Cardiff University´s School of Medicine and his diabetic expert colleagues, among them Professor Mark Peakman from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at King´s College and...

2012-01-16 10:49:28

Killer T-cells in the human body which help protect us from disease can inadvertently destroy cells that produce insulin, new research has uncovered. The study provides the first evidence of this mechanism in action and could offer new understanding of the cause of Type 1 diabetes. Professor Andy Sewell, an expert in human T-cells from Cardiff University's School of Medicine worked alongside diabetes experts from King's College London to better understand the role of T-cells in the...

2012-01-12 21:16:29

New technology could potentially lead to new therapeutics for Type I diabetes with improved efficacy and reduced side effects A research collaboration between the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Children's Hospital Boston has developed "smart" injectable nanotherapeutics that can be programmed to selectively deliver drugs to the cells of the pancreas. Although this nanotechnology will need significant additional testing and development before...

2011-12-02 01:47:29

Cellular movies could greatly enhance search for Type 1 disease interventions A war is being waged in the pancreases of millions of people throughout the world. The siege leads to the development of type 1 diabetes and has been a battlefield largely hidden from view-- until now. Researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have created the first cellular movies showing the destruction underlying type 1 diabetes in real-time in mouse models. This detailed, dynamic view...


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