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    Default New Genes Implicated in MS according to study

    Just to try out how posting is going to work on this new board, I'll post a few links to a study that has been getting some attention lately.

    "Multiple sclerosis genes identified in largest-ever study of the disease" in the Guardian (UK), August 10, 2011:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/20...clerosis-genes

    Another story from Medical News Today, August 12:

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232559.php

    Here is the PubMed abstract of the article in Nature, August 20, 2011:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21833088

    I've checked the links. They should work.
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    Sheesh, that sounds like a tabloid headline or a chronic disease cartel!

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    Yup, they may have apprehended the perps!
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07-5/15/10. Member of MS forum here since 2001.

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    I contributed DNA to this study and have a letter from Dr Compton , seems such a good idea to identify the genes involved. Upto 57 now - WOW,

    it makes me feel really good that their is such a postive outcome in such a short time.
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    Thanks for helping, Graham!

    I gave DNA to a study w MGH/Brigham and have no idea what they found or did not find. <shrugs shoulders>
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    If they can identify all these new genes and do so much stuff, why can't they come up with more to help us.Renee, love your new look, but miss the old one.Virginia
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    That to date they hadn't yet identified the true cause of MS. What this study did i think was help prove beyond reasonable doubt , that its Immunological for sure.

    How they then work out what all these 57 are doing to gang up on us is the next challenge!

    I tend to agree that progress seems to takes years , decades....
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    Default An article about this study

    The Globe and Mail for August 10 also has an article about this, with comments by one of the lead authors. The article is called "Massive study disputes Zamboni theory of multiple sclerosis" and can be seen here.
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