From UC-Davis Vet Med: "A Novel Treatment for Cats Provides Hope for Humans."
The disease to which this article refers (FCGS/feline chronic gingivostomatitis) is far from uncommon. We see quite a few cats who suffer from it, with varying levels of severity, and the article does not overstate the difficulty (or the inconsistent success) of treatment. It's also painful for cats, which the article doesn't really mention- see the picture below! From our perspective, it's great to know that new treatment options are being developed, and if it helps people with similarly painful and hard-to-fix diseases, so much the better!