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This article is fascinating reading - adult stem cells being used to treat lupus.
The patient is given a drug to stimulate the production of their own adult stem cells, which are then harvested and frozen.
Then the immune system is destroyed, and the stem cells then used to build a new immune system.
The article doesn't say how far away this new treatment is from general use. It seems like it could be a cure, rather than just another treatment.