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Researchers testing gene therapy to thwart effects of MS

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:41 am
by MSUK
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