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nPOD now has 19 cases with insulitis in our biorepository

nPOD now has 19 cases with insulitis in our biorepository, including a case recovered at onset of diabetes in the spring 2013. We want to thank our organ procurement partners and donor families for these precious gifts to research. While much can be learned from tissue collected at all stages of the disease; many believe the key to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes is understanding the interactions between environmental, immunologic, and genetic factors that underlie the inability to form immunological tolerance to the insulin secreting pancreatic beta cells as near to diagnosis of the disease as possible. Therefore, we encourage our investigators to review the Aperio online pathology website to learn more about these important insulitis cases.


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