Future T-Cell Targeting: Temp Tattoos to Treat MS?

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by Wendy Henderson |

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A recent lab study has found a way of inactivating immune T-cells by injecting antioxidant-filled nanoparticles under the skin, which could revolutionize multiple sclerosis treatment in the future — and include a cool bonus.

The procedure leaves patients with a dark circle on the skin that looks like a tattoo. One scientist suggested that the injection marks, though temporary, could be made in places on the body that can be hidden — or shaped with micropattern needles.

Read more about the fascinating study here.

Tests on rat models found the particles removed superoxide from the T-cells which the immune cells use to kill microbes.

Immune cells in brain seen to promote cognitive impairment in MS mouse models. Read more about it here.

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