Autoimmune Diseases

How do you stop the human body from attacking itself? That’s exactly what happens in lupus, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune disorders that affect more than 23 million people in the United States alone. Scripps Research scientists are discovering the root causes of these disorders, explaining why the cells of the immune system turn on other cells of the body and cause harm. We seek new ways to contain and cure these disorders—to help people’s bodies make peace with themselves again.