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NEJM paper fills in details on ‘remarkable’ CAR-T result in autoimmune disease

February 21, 2024

A new research paper offers the most thorough look yet at a study that sparked the drug industry’s recent experimentation with cell therapy for autoimmune diseases.

The paper, which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, comes from a team of scientists at the Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nurnberg in Germany. They detail how 15 people with severe autoimmune conditions experienced either disease remission or a sharp reduction in symptoms after an infusion of a kind of cell therapy known as CAR-T.

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