Resetting the Immune System with Fat Bubbles


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It's a new technique using tiny bubbles of fat (liposomes) carrying antigens, which get absorbed by dendritic cells, which then train t-cells to not respond to the antigens.

"The team says this method effectively reboots the immune system, training it to focus on fighting infections once again. In tests on mice, the technique showed promise in treating existing autoimmune diseases or preventing them from appearing in future."

Of course, also: "While it’s still likely a long way away from human tests, the new research is an encouraging step forward."

If ME involves autoimmunity, or even if some downstream disorders involve it, this could be useful.