Promising Results in Early Trial of Novel MS Treatment

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Reporting in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers say a new method for essentially resetting the immune systems of patients with multiple sclerosis appears to be safe. Study co-author Stephen D. Miller, of Northwestern University, describes the novel approach tested in this small, phase 1 clinical trial and explains how it might one day also be used to treat other autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes.

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Stephen D. Miller

Stephen D. Miller is professor of microbiology-immunology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and director of Immunobiology Center at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

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About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.