A professor in Melbourne, Australia, who is on a mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes, believes that the answer, or part of it, lies with an immune suppressor protein called CD52. And if it works for type 1 diabetes, then it may well work for other immune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, where disruption in the balance of different kinds of T cell in the immune system causes it to attack the body’s own healthy tissue.

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CD52 plays a key role in suppressing immune activity in the early stages of the immune response


In animal models we can prevent and cure type 1 diabetes