Thursday January 18th 2018

Experimental therapy for immune diseases hits Achilles heel of activated T cells

(Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center) Immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis unleash destructive waves of inflammation on the body, causing death or a lifetime of illness and physical impairment. With safe and effective treatments in short supply, scientists report in PNAS Early Edition discovery of an experimental treatment that targets an Achilles heel of activated immune cells — killing them off and stopping autoimmune damage. (Source: EurekAlert! – Biology)

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Experimental therapy for immune diseases hits Achilles heel of activated T cells

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