MS sufferers could soon be able to "switch off" their illness following a potential medical breakthrough from researchers at the University of Bristol - a result which could improve the lives of 2.5 million people worldwide.
The findings could affect a range of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), type 1 diabetes, Graves' disease and systemic lupus erythematosus.
In their research, published today in Nature Communications, the team reveal how to stop cells from attacking healthy body tissue.
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