Fog Lifting in MS Gender Enigma

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Fog Lifting in MS Gender Enigma

Postby MSUK » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:36 am

Fog Lifting in MS Gender Enigma

Recent discoveries in the laboratory have provided strong clues to the reasons why multiple sclerosis now afflicts mainly women, two prominent MS researchers said.

Differences in how the female and male immune systems are "tuned" are the most striking among these findings, but not the only ones, according to Shannon Dunn, PhD, of the University of Toronto, and Lawrence Steinman, MD, of Stanford University, in a "Viewpoint" article published online in JAMA Neurology.

"These discoveries illuminate the pathogenesis of MS, with applications and benefits for both men and women," the authors wrote. "These breakthroughs potentially allow for the repurposing of certain approved drugs for potential use as treatments of MS...." - Read More -
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