In a 1st, scientists use designer immune cells to send an autoimmune disease into remission

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Five patients with hard-to-treat lupus entered remission after scientists tweaked their immune cells using a technique normally used to treat cancer. After the one-time therapy, all five patients with the autoimmune disease stopped their standard treatments and haven't had a relapse.  This treatment, known as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, needs to be tested in larger groups of ...

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