Balancing STAT1 (image) University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna Caption Too much STAT1 in the cell induces chronic inflammation and auto immune diseases in the body. In contrast, insufficient amounts of STAT1 can cause chronic infections and cancer. Credit (Illustration: Nicole R. Leitner / Vetmeduni Vienna) Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.