Leveraging nanotechnology and skin delivery to drive selective immune tolerance for Multiple Sclerosis
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
July 2020 -
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that develops when the immune system loses tolerance for myelin in the sheath wrapping axons of the central nervous system (CNS). Damage to the myelin sheath can result in paralysis, vision impairment, and other neurological complications that significantly diminishes MS patient quality of life. There is no cure and many MS therapies also eliminate beneficial immunity. One experimental strategy to specifically counter autoimmunity is the generatio...