EBV-specific adoptive immunotherapy

it feels like most of the time news are centred around discoveries that seem to be focused on the RRMS types… I have just read this article and it seems to shed light also for SPMSers too! :)

Based on the patient’s Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) researchers have managed to ” harvest some of [the patient’s] own T cells and grow them in the lab together with an EBV vaccine. Then, the boosted cells are transferred back to the patient intravenously.”

Of course, as always, further tests are required but the results seem to be promising and the test patient claims to have experienced a change for the better. Read more about the treatment (EBV-specific adoptive immunotherapy) and the test patient’s experience here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/272326.php#rate

 

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MS cause found..?

The possible cause of MS might have been found…but further research needs to be done…

Published 05.11.2007

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a ubiquitous B-lymphotropic herpesvirus, has been associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), but direct proof of its involvement in the disease is still missing. MS might result from perturbed EBV infection in the CNS (further research needed to confirm it). However, the research has concluded that EBV persistence and reactivation in the CNS play an important role in MS immunopathology.

Full article can be bought on http://www.jem.org