Genes in MS Patients Cohoes 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

Frederick Wayne Van Saun
(518) 783-3110
1201 Troy Schenectady Rd
Latham, NY
David Albert Clark
(518) 262-5333
47 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY
Kelly A Comerford
518-356-9835
2727 Hamburg St. 
Schenectady, NY
Karl C Kranz
518-785-6346
777 Lishakill Rd. 
Niskayuna, NY
John M Edwards
518-477-4405
1542 Columbia Tpke. 
Castleton On Hudson, NY
Capital Region Spinal Rehabilitation and Chir
(518) 782-5060
8 Century Hill Dr
Latham, NY
Robert M. Block
518-885-5544
76 Greenfield Ave. 
Ballston Spa, NY
Paul Premsagar
(518) 442-5454
1400 Washington Ave
Albany, NY
Dennis F Corbett MD
(518) 374-4541
650 Franklin St
Schenectady, NY
Mike Dudick, DC
(518) 664-2673
377 Route 146
Clifton Park, 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 Cohoes 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.
- Doctor-Patient Talk for Hypertension Cohoes NY
- High Blood Pressure Genes Cohoes NY
- Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Cohoes NY
- Exercise for Chemotherapy Patients Cohoes NY
- Gene Variants and Alzheimer's Risk Cohoes NY
- Side Effect Of Chemotherapy Drugs Cohoes NY
- Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life Cohoes NY
- Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Cohoes NY
- Depression in Heart Disease Patients Cohoes NY