I read some time back about some promising research being undertaken where a single injection would effectively re-educate the auto-immune system and thus be helpful for inflamatory athritic deseases. Have you heard of this and what is the progress of the research. I have AS and something like this would be tremendous news. I am currently on Enbrel which is very effective, but I am also concerned that there is a possibility that at some stage Enbrel will stop working effectively, hence I’m hoping that there will be alternative approaches. Your advice is always appreciated.
Education is not an easy task. It would be great if we knew how to manipulate the immune system in that manner. maybe someday. The good news is that the TNF inhibitors such as Enbrel and Humira appear to have long lasting benefits in long term trials.