Multiple Sclerosis Discovery

Posted on September 14th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

A team of scientists at the Mayo Clinic recently discovered two genes that could lead to a better understandingbieber-ms of multiple sclerosis.

 

For more than 50 years researchers have been trying to figure out why some people recover and others succumb to the debilitating disease.

 

Doctor Allan Bieber's discovery brings hope to tens of thousands of people with multiple sclerosis.

 

"MS is a demyelinating disease,” Bieber says. “It's a disease where the insulation on the electrical system, where the myelin is lost."

 

KAAL by Dietrich Nissen, 09/11/09

Tags: multiple sclerosis, Neurology

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