Scientists Learn The Origin Of Rogue B Cells

Thu, 08 Feb 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Doctors have long wondered why, in some people, the immune system turns against parts of the body it is designed to protect, leading to autoimmune disease. Now, researchers at the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, in collaboration with the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, have provided some new clues into one likely factor: the early development of immune system cells called B cells. ...