Genes in MS Patients Albany NY

Two genes in mice have been linked to improvements in the body's ability to repair itself when afflicted with multiple sclerosis, potentially leading to more effective treatments, a U.S. scientist reports. "Most MS genetic studies have looked at disease susceptibility -- or why some people get MS and others do not," study author Allan Bieber, a Mayo Clinic neuroscientist, said in a Mayo news release.

Local Companies

Robert K Rugen
518-758-1400
1002 Kinderhook St. 
Valatie, NY
Jeffrey L. Rockmore
518-438-0505
1365 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY
Kelly A Comerford
518-356-9835
2727 Hamburg St. 
Schenectady, NY
Andrea Kachidurian
518-477-6330
1542 Columbia Tpke. 
Castleton On Hudson, NY
Richard J Herbold
518-371-6431
1659 Route 9 
Halfmoon, NY
Capital Region Spinal Rehabilitation and Chir
(518) 782-5060
8 Century Hill Dr
Latham, NY
Debbie Kennedy
(518) 438-1434  
4 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY
Harm Velvis, MD
(518) 489-3292
319 S Manning Blvd
Albany, NY
Brown Integrated Chiropractic
(518) 213-0394
81 Miller Rd
Castleton On Hudson, NY
Jeffrey Riker, D.C.
518-449-3071
398 Feura Bush Road
Glenmont, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

FRIDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Two genes in mice have been linked to improvements in the body's ability to repair itself when afflicted with multiple sclerosis, potentially leading to more effective treatments, a U.S. scientist reports.

"Most MS genetic studies have looked at disease susceptibility -- or why some people get MS and others do not," study author Allan Bieber, a Mayo Clinic neuroscientist, said in a Mayo news release. "This study asked, among those who have MS, why do some do well with the disease while others do poorly, and what might be the genetic determinants of this difference in outcome."

The study, which was scheduled to be presented Friday at the Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis in Dusseldorf, Germany, identified two genes that appear to lead to repair of damage caused by multiple sclerosis in mice.

Multiple sclerosis affects about 330,000 people in the United States. The disease targets the central nervous system and damages the insulation that covers nerves. People with the disease suffer from a variety of symptoms, including loss of strength, vision, balance and muscle coordination.

"It's possible that the identification of these genes may provide the first important clue as to why some patients with MS do well, while others do not," Bieber said in the news release.

More information

Learn more about the disease from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

SOURCE: Mayo clinic, news release, Sept. 11, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

Related Articles
- High Blood Pressure Genes Albany NY
About 15 percent of the variation in diastolic blood pressure, the lower of the two numbers in a blood pressure reading, is because of genes, Franceschini said. The study linked the effects of three behavioral traits -- drinking, smoking and exercise -- with that of the genes.
- Genetic Clues for Skin Cancer Therapies Albany NY
- Doctor-Patient Talk for Hypertension Albany NY
- Exercise for Chemotherapy Patients Albany NY
- Gene Variants and Alzheimer's Risk Albany NY
- Depression in Heart Disease Patients Albany NY
- Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Albany NY
- Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life Albany NY
- Side Effect Of Chemotherapy Drugs Albany NY
- Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Albany NY