The Battle For Ms

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  1. Craig Swanson

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    Scientists from the US last year announced they had found a gene that increases the risk of developing the disease by 30 percent.

    This and a world-first trial conducted by Australian researchers using immunotherapy which produced promising results in 60 per cent of patients, some whose MS was previously untreatable.. are being seen as the most significant genetic breakthru in MS research in three decades.

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults around the world. You can develop MS at any age, but most people receive diagnoses between the ages of 20 and 50.

    Worldwide, the MS toll may run as high as 2.5 million people, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.. 400,000 of those are Americans with approximately 200 new cases diagnosed every week.

    The symptoms of MS are many and varied, as the disease attacks different parts of the nervous system. One patient may have trouble walking, while another is wheelchair-bound. One person may experience terrible fatigue, while another might struggle with blurred or double vision. Still another might have slurred speech, tremors, stiffness and bladder problems, according to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    Scientists from the US last year announced they had found a gene that increases the risk of developing the disease by 30 percent.

    This and a world-first trial conducted by Australian researchers using immunotherapy which produced promising results in 60 per cent of patients, some whose MS was previously untreatable.. are being seen as the most significant genetic breakthru in MS research in three decades.

    "After more than 30 years of finding nothing finally we are winning the battle against MS," said Dr. Jennie Q. Lou, professor of public health and internal medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
     
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    My elder brother has MS, and my M-I-L died from it.... :(
     
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    @Holly Saunders So sorry Holly. Must have been so hard.:(.
     
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    Thanks Micki, yes indeed it's not been easy, I have to admit!!
     
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    @Holly Saunders I have never lost anyone to those kind of horrible heath burdens, hopefully will never. You must be strong.
     
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    Its such good news Craig - genetic scrutiny is the way to go for a multitude of conditions
    Great post !
     
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    This has been said of me many times, Micki... I don't feel strong tho' but I've come through many adversities which must have made me that way!! Trouble is it's ultimately affected my health unfortunately!
     
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    Many thanks Patsy.. apologies for duplicating two sentences. My submitted post showed they were gone.
     
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