Preventing the Viral Trigger Pull
A new vaccine protects against type 1 diabetes in animal models
Michael Schubert | | Quick Read
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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