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News from September 2014

Researchers Report Finding Potential Multiple Sclerosis 'Off Switch'

September 17, 2014

When autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis attack a patient’s body from the inside it can be a difficult reminder of how hard it can be to treat a condition from the inside out. Recently, a team from the University of Bristol announced it had found a way to ‘switch off’ aspects of the body’s autoimmune response so that rather than causing harm to the body these cells protect it.

The results of this study were published in Nature Communications and researchers are hopeful they could lead to the development of antigen-specific immunotherapies not only for patients with MS but other conditions like Graves’ disease, type 1 diabetes, and lupus.

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