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A visit with Habib Zaghouani , Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology

By Jessica Huang
Published: - Topics: insulin Type I diabetes pancreas injection brain

Diabetes Treatment with Fewer Side Effects

Topics: insulin Type I diabetes

Danielle Tartar leads the project that works to treat Type I diabetes. In mice, the team has been able to isolate treatment and calm the immune cells that attack the insulin-producing cells. They are now working to create a form of that treatment that can be administered orally. Thus far, they have been able to treat the disease with weekly shots, and they plan to begin testing these treatments on humans very soon.