Study to look at environmental factors, MS progression

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Study to look at environmental factors, MS progression

Postby MSUK » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:17 am

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A $634,000 grant from the Department of Defense is allowing researchers at the University at Buffalo to investigate a trio of environmental factors and their influence on the progression of multiple sclerosis.

The two-year project, headed by Murali Ramanathan, PhD, tests the hypothesis that nicotine metabolism, the byproducts of vitamin D metabolism and increased levels of anti-Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) each interact with variations in specific genes to cause increased neurodegeneration and increased lesions in MS patients.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1850
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