BioNTech Claims Tests Show The Technology Behind Covid Vaccine Could Help Against MS

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BIONTECH Claim That Tests Show The Technology Used Behind The Covid Vaccine Could Help Against MS

The German firm BioNTech, which developed the Covid-19 vaccine together with Pfizer, says that they have used the same technology in developing a vaccine to use to fight multiple sclerosis (MS).

Publishing the results in Science, they revealed that during tests on mice, it has proved to be successful in halting the progression of the disease, and in some cases, it even helped them to regain some of the lost motor function.

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Each of the vaccines developed by BioNTech uses genetic material content called mRNA, which in the case of the MS jab, would train the genes to encode for proteins they are optimally designed to fight against in that particular disease.

With the coronavirus vaccine, it was trained to make your cells produce antibodies to destroy the virus and stop it replicating, whereas MS a disorder of the autonomic immune system, not a virus, so the auto-antigen encoded within the mRNA helped the immune system tolerate specific MS-related proteins without compromising normal immune function.

BioNTech CEO, Ugur Sahin M.D. Ph.D, was quick to point out that the mice they conducted the tests on were not suffering from MS, but rather with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, which he says “represents clinically relevant mouse models of human MS”.


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Chris King
Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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