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This Week's Favorite Book:
by Larry Brilliant
Past FiRe participants will remember Larry Brilliant's many appearances onstage, as well as his combination of intellect with spiritual awareness. All of this is captured in his new book, which I highly recommend. - mra.
Augmenting Immunity II:
Autoimmune Diseases and Summary
We've coined the term Augmented Immunity ("AugI") to address the patterns of effective discoveries deriving from treatments that collectively share the attributes of harnessing the patient's own immune system to combat disease. We've also coined the acronym TAR to describe the three primary aspects of augmented immunity successes: Target, Amplify, and Regulate.
In Part I, we described the overall approach under the category of AugI, and then focused on recent successes (and the companies behind them) in treating cancer. In Part II, we will shift to related work, still under AugI, in treating autoimmune diseases - a class that has essentially been considered incurable, at least until now.