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Sep 16, 2022

Experimental therapy shows promise against autoimmune disease

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A new autoimmune therapy harnesses a person’s own cells to find and correct other defective cells – an answer for patients who haven’t responded to other treatments and a possible cure for diseases like lupus.

Autoimmune diseases are conditions where the body’s immune system attacks other cells in the body and causes symptoms like inflammation. This happens through autoantibodies, or antibodies that attack the self, produced by a type of white blood known as B cells.

New research tests a type of immunotherapy where T cells, another type of white blood cell, are edited to root out the defective B cells.

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