Monday, April 25, 2011

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Scientists find way to stop multiple sclerosis - Hindustan Times
In a major breakthrough in the battle against multiple sclerosis (MS), scientists claim to have identified a chemical that triggers the devastating disease and also found a way to stop it in its tracks.

Researchers at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, found that an immune system chemical, called GM-CSF, is the "driving force" behind the debilitating condition that affects over 2.5 million people worldwide.

MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, or the central nervous system. The condition, which can cause blindness and paralysis, has no cure at present and drugs are not suitable for all.

But the Swiss researchers claimed that an antibody, which they tested continue reading here

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