British Scientists Believe They Have Discovered a Cure For Multiple Sclerosis and Type 1 Diabetes
A new study has been published in the journal Nature Communications that claims British scientists have discovered a way to stop autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Type 1 diabetes. What they will do is retrain the immune system to function normally.
Scientists have claimed that they believe they have discovered a way to stop autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis or Type 1 diabetes.
The researchers at the University of Bristol have described their findings as a very “important breakthrough” which shows that the immune system can be taught to stop treating harmless everyday proteins as if they were dangerous invasive diseases.
Dr. Bronwen Burton, the author of the study, said: “The immune system works by recognizing antigens which could cause infection. In allergies the immune system mounts a response to something like pollen or nuts because it wrongly believes they will harm the body.
“But in autoimmune diseases the immune systems sees little protein fragments in your own tissue as foreign invaders and starts attacking them. What we have found is that by synthesizing those proteins in a soluble form we can desensitize the immune system by giving an escalating dose.”
“These findings have important implications for the many patients suffering from autoimmune conditions that are currently difficult to treat,” he added.