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Discovery & Development Drug Discovery, Vaccines

Preventing the Viral Trigger Pull

Type 1 diabetes is caused when the body’s own immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. But what triggers this autoimmune response in the first place? Although it’s likely that both genetic and environmental factors are involved, infection by Coxsackievirus B (CVB) enteroviruses is believed to be an important trigger.

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