A friend just sent me link to an article on aa breakthrough in the treatment of MS. Below is a few paragraphs and the link to the full article. Sounds amazing, if it works. Anyone else heard of this?
BIG MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BREAKTHROUGH
Phase 1 trial safely resets patients’ immune systems, reduces attack on myelin protein
June 4, 2013 | by Marla Paul
CHICAGO --- A phase 1 clinical trial for the first treatment to reset the immune system of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients showed the therapy was safe and dramatically reduced patients’ immune systems’ reactivity to myelin by 50 to 75 percent, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.
In MS, the immune system attacks and destroys myelin, the insulating layer that forms around nerves in the spinal cord, brain and optic nerve. When the insulation is destroyed, electrical signals can’t be effectively conducted, resulting in symptoms that range from mild limb numbness to paralysis or blindness.
“The therapy stops autoimmune responses that are already activated and prevents the activation of new autoimmune cells,” said Stephen Miller, the Judy Gugenheim Research Professor of Microbiology-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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