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[…] by synthesising proteins from the [myelin] sheaths in a lab, and then injecting them into the blood stream at increasing doses, the body begins to learn that they are safe.

[…] “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 synthesising those proteins in a soluble form we can desensitise the immune system by giving an escalating dose.”

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