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Experimental Therapy Developed to Protect Against Autoimmune Disease

Using allergy treatment as a model, researchers have figured out a way to switch off autoimmune diseases in which the body attacks its own tissues, and making the immune system protective against disease.  The therapy could represent a revolution in the treatment of autoimmune ailments such as multiple sclerosis and lupus.   The immune system protects against illness by recognizing and attacking harmful microbial invaders, including bacteria, viruses and parasites.  But in...

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