Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 11th, 1996
The goal of most vaccination protocols is to boost the immune system's response. Autoimmune diseases, however, are a result of an overzealous immune response against the body's own tissues. Recent research investigated the concept of 'suppressive' vaccination as a new therapy for autoimmune diseases.
Using an experimental murine autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model, a T cell-mediated autoimmunity which shares many features with multiple sclerosis, researchers Ari Waisman et al. discovered a novel...
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