Genetic clues to what triggers Multiple Sclerosis

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Genetic clues to what triggers Multiple Sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:00 pm

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Around 30 genetic risk factors for developing multiple sclerosis have been discovered by a UK-led team.

It brings to more than 50 the total number of genetic clues to the disease.

The research, published in Nature, will help identify risk factors and perhaps future treatments or even a cure, said the MS Society.

Most of the genes are linked to immunity, backing the idea that the disease is triggered when the immune system turns against itself.

Genes are only part of the story, however, with other factors, such as vitamin D or a viral infection, thought to play an important role.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1347
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Re: Genetic clues to what triggers Multiple Sclerosis

Postby fee001 » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:19 am

Hi!

In my opinion the Genetic link is, ones inherited nature STRESS, my Dad was a worrier, and so was I

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48 New Genetic Variants Associated with MS

Postby questor » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:58 am

In today's Science Digest: 48 new genetic variants associated with MS.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... esearch%29
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