Researcher model will target causes of everyday MS symptoms

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Researcher model will target causes of everyday MS symptoms

Postby MSUK » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:17 am

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Annoying, frustrating symptoms like difficulty hearing or remembering things can complicate everyday living for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, but most research to date has focused on the disease's less frequent but more debilitating consequences.

Recently, however, an increasing number of patients have expressed their desire for a better quality of life between relapses, as the body attacks its own central nervous system, which can cause blindness or the inability to use a limb.

"Everyone reacts more strongly to changes that are big rather than subtle changes that occur every day," said Alexander Gow, Ph.D., professor in Wayne State University's Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics and School of Medicine's departments of pediatrics and neurology, who recently received a one-year, $114,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new model system that focuses on the latter.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1693
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