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 […]

Recently published research in the journal Nature Genetics found significant insight into this question: Why does a patient with an autoimmune disease become a type 1 diabetic rather than have rheumatoid arthritis?

In people at high risk for type 1 diabetes, 14 days of therapy with the experimental drug teplizumab delayed development of the disease by a year or more.