Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Vaccine could halt autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Chrohn's

[ via Mail Online ] 26 Dec

A simple vaccine could stop the onset of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and Chrohn's, say scientists.

The potential treatment has proved successful in animal studies and it is hoped the breakthrough could lead to new ways of tackling a range of conditions including cancer.

Results showed that untreated mice suffered severe damage to their colons while those injected with the vaccine experienced only 'limited' symptoms.

Read more: Mail Online


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