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Scientists Believe They've Found a Path to a Cure For MS & Diabetes

July 13, 2016

A new study published in the journal Nature Communications has revealed that scientists from the University of Bristol claim MS and Diabetes can be stopped if the immune system is able to be retrained.

The researchers at the University of Bristol have described their findings as a very “important breakthrough” which shows that the immune system can be taught to stop treating harmless everyday proteins as if they were dangerous invasive diseases.

Dr. Bronwen Burton, the author of the study, said: “The immune system works by recognizing antigens which could cause infection. In allergies the immune system mounts a response to something like pollen or nuts because it wrongly believes they will harm the body.

“But in autoimmune diseases the immune systems sees little protein fragments in your own tissue as foreign invaders and starts attacking them. What we have found is that by synthesizing those proteins in a soluble form we can desensitize the immune system by giving an escalating dose.”

Obviously these conditions are very difficult to treat and have no cure as of now. This finding could help scientists and doctor’s advance towards new treatments and even a cure.