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Immune systems of type 1 diabetics can be ‘retrained’ to stop destroying insulin, scientists show

The damaged immune systems of diabetics can be ‘retrained’ to stop them destroying insulin, scientists believe, following successful trials of a pioneering new therapy. Researchers at King’s College London and Cardiff University showed that injecting patients with tiny protein fragments prevented immune cells from targeting vital insulin. Type 1 diabetes develops when a patient’s immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/08/09/immune-systems-type-1-diabetics-can-retrained-stop-destroying/

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