T-Cell “training” video could help fight Type 1 diabetes

Forget outer space or the deep ocean or even the quantum realm. Our bodies are a microcosm of its own, with many parts and processes we still don’t completely understand. One of those is our body’s own immune system that protects us from diseases. Its most lethal weapon, the T cells, are also unfortunately also the cause of some life-threatening diseases. Doctors are now seeing, for the first time, the T-cells’ “safety test” training recorded on video which can hopefully inform them how to properly train these killers.

T-cells are responsible for killing harmful cells in the body like bacteria and viruses. Unfortunately, sometimes they go crazy and start attacking innocent cells as well. When this happens, the body develops autoimmune disorders like Type 1 diabetes. The key to fixing this might be by learning how T-cells learn to kill in the first place.

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