Neuron gene linked to multiple sclerosis: study
Medicine & Health / Diseases
A newly-discovered genetic flaw may lay the nervous system open to assault from the body's own immune system, leading to multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published Sunday.
In MS, the immune system attacks myelin, the fatty sheath that protects the cells of the central nervous system.
As a result, nerve signals get slowed or blocked, causing difficulties in movement and coordination, ...