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Immunotherapy Reverses Multiple Sclerosis in Mice

How rapamycin helped

The treatment also showed improved mobility (walking) in mice with already severe paralysis in their hind legs. When the researchers combined gene therapy with rapamycin, the impact was even greater. Rapamycin is a drug that is already used to repress immune responses and prevent organ transplant rejection. It was chosen due to its effectiveness in blocking the undesirable action of effector cells.