Genes in MS Patients Plainview 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

Samuel Zoneraich
(718) 969-7098
6943 Utopia Pkwy
Flushing, NY
Yair Rahmani
(718) 883-4035
8268 164Th St # 2W28
Jamaica, NY
Emilio Garcia
(516) 572-6177
2201 Hempstead Tpke
East Meadow, NY
Vincent John Sena
(516) 766-5881
165 N Village Ave # 140
Rockville Centre, NY
Steve Fakheri
(631) 588-6665
95 Church St
Ronkonkoma, NY
Michael Shechtman
(718) 347-0504
83-38 Little Neck Pkwy.
Floral Park, NY
Kameswari Amaravadi
(718) 343-2512
25012 Hillside Ave
Jamaica, NY
Anjali Chawla-Sharma
(718) 217-0800
207-19 Hillside Avenue
Queens Village, NY
John Alfarone
(516) 627-6624
100 Port Washington Blvd
Roslyn, NY
Allan Steinberg
(718) 869-7822
327 Beach 19Th St
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