Multiple Sclerosis and Genes

Scientists have apparently found the genes that might be involved in multiple sclerosis…..

The immune system is what keeps most people’s bodies healthy and free of disease, but for as many as 23 million Americans, it is a cause of disease, too. In autoimmune disorders, the system goes haywire, mistaking the body’s own tissues for foreign invaders and destroying them. Drugs for these conditions, which include type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and lupus, have been elusive. But on Sunday, scientists are reporting in the journal Nature that they have found a set of 30 genes that go awry in autoimmune disorders—and that could be potential targets for cures.

More to come soon, I’m pretty sure

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Life is grand. This is the story of a new family, a recently married couple and their honeymoon baby girl. Life throws at you some fastballs, and then some curveballs.
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2 Responses to Multiple Sclerosis and Genes

  1. John Taber says:

    I lost a grandmother to amyotrophic lateral scierosis (ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s disease”) when she was sixty and I was eight. While it’s not exactly the same thing, hopefully there will be something there for that too.

  2. Daniel says:

    John,

    Thanks for commenting. I hope so too.

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