Genes in MS Patients Manhasset 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

Manuela Orjuela
(212) 305-9807
3959 Broadway
New York, NY
Gerald J Berrafati
(914) 963-3366
656 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY
P Anthony Azar
(718) 436-2600
901 60Th St
Brooklyn, NY
Nubia Vargas-Chen
(718) 639-1222
40-11 Warren St
Elmhurst, NY
Michael DiGiovanna
(516) 420-4300
1061 North Broadway
Massapequa, NY
Jane Aronson
(212) 207-6666
151 E 62Nd St # 1A
New York, NY
Anthony Valeri
(212) 305-3273
622 W 168Th St # 4124
New York, NY
Orna Gil
(516) 562-0100
300 Community Dr
Manhasset, NY
Donadt Robert
(718) 268-4938
6967 108Th St
Flushing, NY
Sheldon Pike
(718) 474-2224
11412 Beach Channel Dr
Far Rockaway, 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
- Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Manhasset NY
Macaque monkeys that received gene therapy for symptoms of Parkinson's disease saw a significant improvement in their motor function without the side effects associated with current standard therapy, researchers say. Simultaneous insertion of three genes allowed certain cells in the brain to take over production of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Too-low levels of dopamine cause the hallmark motor-control symptoms of Parkinson's.
- Hospice: Getting Back Control of Your Life Manhasset NY
- Genetic Clues for Skin Cancer Therapies Manhasset NY
- High Blood Pressure Genes Manhasset NY
- Gene Variants and Alzheimer's Risk Manhasset NY
- Exercise for Chemotherapy Patients Manhasset NY
- Side Effect Of Chemotherapy Drugs Manhasset NY
- Depression in Heart Disease Patients Manhasset NY
- Differences Between Hospice and Palliative Care Manhasset NY
- Doctor-Patient Talk for Hypertension Manhasset NY