Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Compugen provides new hope for a universal autoimmune treatment

Compugen discovery of a molecule that can turn off the misbehaving autoimmune part of our immune response while leaving intact the part that fights bacterial and viral disease could be game changer in the field of autoimmune treatments.

The results are in preclinical trials, in the mouse model of multiple sclerosis. We cannot get our hopes up too high. However just the fact that researchers are still generating new and innovative ideas especially one that could be helpful for so many autoimmune diseases does let one contemplate a future without the horror of autoimmune.

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