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October 2, 2006

Gene Found That Helps Fight MS

Topics: Medicine

MS.jpgNew hope for MS patients?

A Danish-UK team has found that a known risk gene for MS, called DR2b, is always partnered by a twin gene - DR2a, and that DR2a tempers the effects of the risk gene and reduces the severity of MS symptoms.

The researchers believe that in the future the gene's symptom-fighting features could be exploited for potential treatments.

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Posted by Richard at October 2, 2006 12:12 AM



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