Immune switch

Researchers at the University of Bristol, UK, have discovered how cells in the immune system switch from being aggressive to actually protecting against disease, the finding could be important in our understanding of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. The work may one day lead to an intervention that deactivate the cells that are attacking healthy body tissues in such diseases, which also include the likes of type 1 diabetes, Graves' disease and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).