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This just came across my FB feed today, and I thought it was interesting: http://medicures.org/british-researchers-may-have-just-found-the-cure-for-multiple-sclerosis/ By synthesizing proteins from the sheaths in a lab and then injecting them into the blood stream at increasing doses, the body begins to learn that they are safe and no longer attacks them. This type of therapy has already been used in treating some allergies, a treatment that is called allgergic desensitisation, but its only recently that scientists have thought it had potential to be used elsewhere. 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. These findings have important implications for the many patients suffering from autoimmune conditions that are currently difficult to treat, he added. Another option for PANDAs treatment in the offing, perhaps?