This was posted on the MS News website (http://www.bostoncure.org:8080
) but I thought it would be prudent to post it here as well.
This is a U.S. patent that "relates generally to the field of diagnosis, treatment assessment and prognosis." By means of "Peripheral blood cell markers." It's definitely worth a read as it attempts to explain my facets of MS.
http://www.freshpatents.com/Peripheral- ... 003327.php
Sorry for the long link.