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British Scientist Might Be Able to CURE Multiple Sclerosis and Provide Hope for Millions

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A British scientist could have made one of the most important medical breakthroughs of recent years.

Dr Su Metcalfe and her team at LIFNano believe they have found the cure for the devastating condition, multiple sclerosis .

More than 2.3million people globally are affected by the debilitating condition and symptoms include blindness and muscle weakness.

Dr Metcalfe told the Cambridge News : “Some people get progressive MS, so go straight to the severe form of the disease, but the majority have a relapsing or remitting version,” she says.

“It can start from the age of 30, and there’s no cure, so all you can do is suppress the immune response, but the drugs that do that have side effects, and you can’t repair the brain. The cost of those drugs is very high, and in the UK there are a lot of people who don’t get treated at all.”

Dr Su Metcalfe could be on the verge of curing MS (Photo: Cambridge News WS)

Dr Metcalfe and her team have combined one of the body’s cleverest functions with some cutting-edge technology. The natural side of the equation is provided by a stem cell particle called a LIF.

She was working at Cambridge University’s department of surgery when she made her big breakthrough.

Dr Metcalfe said: “I was looking to see what controls the immune response and stops it auto-attacking us,” she explains.

“I discovered a small binary switch, controlled by a LIF, which regulates inside the immune cell itself. LIF is able to control the cell to ensure it doesn’t attack your own body but then releases the attack when needed.

“That LIF, in addition to regulating and protecting us against attack, also plays a major role in keeping the brain and spinal cord healthy. In fact it plays a major role in tissue repair generally, turning on stem cells that are naturally occurring in the body, making it a natural regenerative medicine, but also plays a big part in repairing the brain when it’s been damaged.”

“So I thought, this is fantastic. We can treat auto-immune disease, and we’ve got something to treat MS, which attacks both the brain and the spinal cord. So you have a double whammy that can stop and reverse the auto-immunity, and also repair the damage caused in the brain.”

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