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Developing an ‘Inverse Vaccine’ for Type 1 Diabetes

Developing an ‘Inverse Vaccine’ for Type 1 Diabetes Published: July 14, 2020 By Chelsea Weidman Burke BioSpace   What do you get when you mix certain immune cells with vitamin D and a disease-provoking molecule? An innovative new vaccine for type 1 diabetes. “We are trying to educate the immune system to teach it what […]

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Developing an ‘Inverse Vaccine’ for Type 1 Diabetes

What do you get when you mix certain immune cells with vitamin D and a disease-provoking molecule? An innovative new vaccine for type 1 diabetes. “We are trying to educate the immune system to teach it what not to do,” Bart O. Roep, Ph.D., Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes at City of Hope […]

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Possible vaccine for virus linked to type 1 diabetes

According to many observations, certain virus infections may play a part in the autoimmune attack that leads to type 1 diabetes. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and their Finnish colleagues have now produced a vaccine for these viruses in the hope that it could provide protection against the disease. The study is published today […]

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Rotavirus Vaccine Associated with Lower Incidences of Type 1 Diabetes

Rotavirus, which directly infects pancreas cells and causes cell death via apoptosis, has previously been associated with type 1 diabetes (T1D). To further investigate whether natural infection with the virus was a causative factor in T1D, a team of investigators analyzed publicly available data in Australian children following the introduction of the rotavirus to the […]