Researcher to look at metals’ roles in Multiple Sclerosis

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Researcher to look at metals’ roles in Multiple Sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:37 am


A University of Saskatchewan scientist plans to use the Canadian Light Source synchrotron to study the role some metals play in multiple sclerosis.

Anatomy and cell biology Prof. Bogdan Popescu wants to find out if levels of iron, copper and zinc in certain central nervous system cells can help define distinct forms of MS, or could be a target for drugs to prevent the disease’s progression.

“It’s not well-established what the connection is” between metals and MS, says Popescu, who recently secured five years of funding as a Canada Research Chair in MS.... Read More - ... ageid/1327
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