Cure Research for Multiple Sclerosis


Research discussion: Scientists are looking into the body's autoimmune system, infectious agents, and genetics as culprits in MS. Studies into these areas strengthen the theory that MS is the result of a number of factors rather than a single gene or other agent. Studies use a technique called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to visualize the evolution of MS lesions in the white matter of the brain. Studies have shown that MS has no adverse effects on the course of pregnancy, labor, or delivery; in fact, the stabilization or remission of symptoms during pregnancy may be attributable to changes in a woman's immune system that allows her to carry a baby. 1

Medical research for Multiple Sclerosis: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to medical research for Multiple Sclerosis:

1. excerpt from NINDS Multiple Sclerosis Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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