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Researchers testing gene therapy to thwart effects of MS

In patients with multiple sclerosis, the body turns on itself, launching an immune system attack that destroys the coating around nerve fibers in the central nervous system, leaving them exposed like bare wires. Similar to exposed electrical lines, the unprotected fibers touch and short out, leading to the neurodegenerative effects that are a hallmark of multiple sclerosis...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/genetics
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Positive clinical performance of MSPrecise

DioGenix reports positive clinical performance of molecular diagnostic MSPrecise for Multiple Sclerosis

DioGenix, Inc. announced today new data supporting the clinical validation of MSPrecise®, its proprietary next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay for the identification of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) at first clinical presentation. The prospective study met its primary endpoint by demonstrating the ability of MSPrecise to diagnose patients with MS. The test performed consistently with previous clinical studies, having a specificity of 82% while ...
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Researchers assess familial risks for MS ......

Researchers assess familial risks for MS using population registers, health care registries

Even though multiple sclerosis is largely caused by genetic factors, the risk of patients' relatives developing the disease is lower than previously assumed. This is the conclusion of a new population registry-based study, published in the scientific journal Brain...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/genetics
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MS research appeal

An Orcadian geneticist who is researching the causes of MS in the Northern Isles, is asking people in Orkney to help create a list of all the people with Orkney and Shetland ancestors who have had Multiple Sclerosis.

Dr Jim Wilson who works for the Centre for Population Health Services at the University of Edinburgh said it is important to work out the degree to which MS is genetic in Orkney and Shetland, through building ...
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Mapping reveals 110 multiple sclerosis risk genes

Norwegian researchers have mapped genetic variations associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) and myasthenia gravis (MG), bringing science one step closer to understanding these serious autoimmune disorders.

The Norwegian researchers have taken part in an international cooperative effort to map 110 genetic variations that increase the risk of MS and MG. Most of these genetic variations have been mapped in recent years.......Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/genetics
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Genetic breakthrough brings scientists closer to M.S. cure

A DR. DAVID BOOTH FROM WESTMEAD GENTIC STUDIES FINDS VERY CLOSE TO IDENTIFIED THE GENES ASSOSIATED WITH M.S MORE DETAILS FROM THE WEB SITE http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-30/b ... re/4987984
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New genetic study may help unravel multiple sclerosis

A major milestone has been reached on the path to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers say.

A group of international scientists, including an Australian contingent, has discovered 48 previously unknown genes that influence the risk of developing MS...... Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/genetics
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Study to investigate the human genome in MS announced

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) a $1.9 million grant to find marks in the human genome which can explain why some white blood cells cause damage to the spinal cord and brain in multiple sclerosis (MS). This is the first study to look for molecular changes in the genome of specific immune cells responsible for the devastation caused by MS. The broad-based study will determine the ...
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Unraveling complex genetic interplay for MS risks

A Western Australia-cohort of patients has been used to study the risk modifying role of specific genes suspected to contribute to one’s predisposition to multiple sclerosis (MS).

MS is the most common cause of neurological disabilities in young adults with an estimated 25,000 cases nationwide and a higher prevalence among women than men in most Western countries...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/index.cfm/genetics
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Absence of gene leads to earlier, more severe case of MS

A UC San Francisco-led research team has identified the likely genetic mechanism that causes some patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to progress more quickly than others to a debilitating stage of the disease. This finding could lead to the development of a test to help physicians tailor treatments for MS patients.

Researchers found that the absence of the gene Tob1 in CD4+ T cells, a type of immune cell, was the key to early onset ...
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