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1. General Term: Autoimmune Disease
Autoimmune Disease A constellation of different diseases all characterized by
the failure of the body to distinguish self from non-self causing
the body to attack its own tissues.
2. Stem Cell Topic: Type 1 Diabetes in Children
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease
characterized by destruction of insulin producing cells in the pancreas.
Current efforts to treat these patients with human islet transplantation in an
effort to restore insulin secretory function