A possible new target for treatment of multiple sclerosis

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A possible new target for treatment of multiple sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:05 am

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Damage to susceptible nerve cells can be reversed

The immune system recognizes and neutralizes or destroys toxins and foreign pathogens that have gained access to the body. Autoimmune diseases result when the system attacks the body's own tissues instead.

One of the most common examples is multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a serious condition in which nerve-cell projections, or axons, in the brain and the spinal cord are destroyed as a result of misdirected inflammatory reactions. It is often characterized by an unpredictable course, with periods of remission being interrupted by episodes of relapse.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1398
MS-UK - http://www.ms-uk.org/
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