Vaccine Reverses Type 1 Diabetes In MiceFriday, April 09, 2010
Vaccine Reverses Type 1 Diabetes In Mice
By Mike Boyle
While more studies are needed to see if it can benefit people with type 1 diabetes, BusinessWeek.com is reporting that Canadian researchers have successfully reversed the disease in mice using a new vaccine technology that appears to solely target the immune system cells responsible for the disease.
To date the research has only been conducted in mice, but researchers – who also say the technique developed for the diabetes vaccine may be applicable to other autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis - are expressing excitement that this vaccine could offer hope to people with type 1 diabetes.
Read much more on this new research here.