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In a 1st, scientists use designer immune cells to ship an autoimmune illness into remission

5 sufferers with hard-to-treat lupus entered remission after scientists tweaked their immune cells utilizing a method usually used to deal with most cancers. After the one-time remedy, all 5 sufferers with the autoimmune illness stopped their customary therapies and have not had a relapse.

This therapy, often called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell remedy, must be examined in bigger teams of lupus sufferers earlier than it may be accepted for widespread use. But when the outcomes maintain up in bigger trials, the remedy might sometime provide reduction to folks with average to extreme lupus.

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