News tagged with type 1 diabetes

Tobacco makes medicine

Tobacco isn't famous for its health benefits. But now scientists have succeeded in using genetically modified tobacco plants to produce medicines for several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, including diabetes. The research ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Dendritic cells ensure immune tolerance

Dendritic cells are essential to the body's immune defenses. Now, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen (Germany) researchers show that they also have to protect the body from itself: They help to identify any immune cells ...

dateMar 16, 2009 in Medical research
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Shining light on diabetes-related blindness

A group of scientists in California is trying to develop a cheaper, less invasive way to spot the early stages of retinal damage from diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in American adults, before it leads ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Optics & Photonics
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