Reversing Autoimmune Diseases

ScienceBlog discusses some fascinating research into reversing the effects of autoimmune diseases (often resulting from aging) such as arthritis and type-1 diabetes. This work incorporates many of the touchstones of next-generation medicine: personalization of therapies to individual patients, regeneration of damage, genetic therapies and tests that can accurately predict the course of a disease years ahead of time. The results in mice are very impressive indeed, and it seems that these researchers are already embarking on bringing therapies to human patients.



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