Genes in MS Patients Brentwood 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

Cory Muscara
(631) 422-9355
580 Sunrise Hwy
West Babylon, NY
Davis Bregman
(631) 858-1100
1786 East Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY
Timothy Bonney
(631) 893-0023
103 Hollins Lane
East Islip, NY
Howard Novotny
(631) 444-1040
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
George M Rizos
516-536-4550
390 Merrick Ave. 
East Meadow, NY
Keith Apuzzo
(516) 333-5054
536 Mineola Ave
Carle Place, NY
Steven Purrier
(631) 242-7171
590 Nicolls Rd
Deer Park, NY
Robin Dacosta
(931) 647-1732
4 Angela Ln
Lake Grove, NY
Smith's Optical of Oyster Bay
(516) 922-2533
13 E Main St
Oyster Bay, NY
Viswanathan Balachandar
(516) 938-0100
350 S Broadway
Hicksville, 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
- Genetic Clues for Skin Cancer Therapies Brentwood NY
Scientists have isolated a group of genetic mutations involved in the growth of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Their work may lead to therapies with existing drugs that target the same mutations. Led by Yardena Samuels of the National Human Genome Research Institute, the research team from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) sequenced the protein tyrosine kinase (PTK) gene family in tumor and blood samples from people with metastatic melanoma.
- Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Brentwood NY
- Exercise for Chemotherapy Patients Brentwood NY
- Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Brentwood NY
- High Blood Pressure Genes Brentwood NY
- Doctor-Patient Talk for Hypertension Brentwood NY
- Side Effect Of Chemotherapy Drugs Brentwood NY
- Gene Variants and Alzheimer's Risk Brentwood NY
- Depression in Heart Disease Patients Brentwood NY
- Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life Brentwood NY