Linking PTSD & Autoimmune Diseases in Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of selected autoimmune diseases among US military personnel. Background Increasing evidence suggests a link between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and physical health. Stress disorders may lead to impairment of the immune system and subsequent autoimmune disease. This study investigated the association between PTSD and risk of selected… Read More

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Type 1 Diabetes: The Pancreas & Transforming Non-Beta Cells

What an incredible transformation: A protein that persuades normal pancreatic cells to make insulin could help people with type 1 diabetes avoid daily injections. Insulin keeps the amount of glucose in our blood at a safe level. But in type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that makes insulin.… Read More

Type 1 Diabetes & Inability To Produce Insulin: Straight Forward, Yes?

So you think type 1 diabetes is simple – an autoimmune disease that usually starts in the first two decades of life and causes complete inability to produce insulin? Two new studies challenge the familiar paradigm. One is outlined below the other can be found in the references at the end. Research Paper Title Most… Read More