Genes in MS Patients College Point 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 Schwager
(212) 249-7900
927 5Th Ave
New York, NY
Yasmin Hassan
(212) 523-6900
126 W 60th St
New York, NY
Lori Semel
(914) 663-0151
559 Gramatan Ave # 203
Mount Vernon, NY
Richard Gottfried
(914) 967-4444
269 Purchase St
Rye, NY
Leonard T Goslee
(718) 479-6600
11218 Springfield Blvd
Queens Village, NY
Jeffrey Cohen
(201) 568-0033
142 Engle St
Englewood, NJ
Mahshid Assadi
(212) 315-3322
25 Central Park West
New York, NY
Chinglynn Chen
(212) 580-3866
620 Columbus Ave
New York, NY
Jeffrey Spencer
(914) 939-1139
406 Boston Post Road
Port Chester, NY
Eugene George Inch
(914) 965-3670
984 North Broadway
Yonkers, 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