There is ongoing research into T-cell vaccines for MS. The original experiments in Europe attracted great interest. They involved injecting crude preparations of blood lymphocytes into patients in an attempt to eliminate or reduce the number of "activated" lymphocytes in MS patients. Ongoing studies involve a more
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sophisticated selection of cells to be targeted for removal by immune action. They appear to be tolerable and effective to a degree. They do not result in a long-lasting benefit. Other stalled studies attempted to induce immune tolerance without provoking a direct attack on existing cells; only preliminary data on their safety have been published. No studies of this third generation type of vaccine are continuing.
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