By On December 5th, 2012

New Study Could Lead To Cure For MS-Related Nerve Damage

A groundbreaking study has not only uncovered the so-called “trigger” for nerve damage in multiple sclerosis patients, but has also possibly unveiled a new way to treat the disease.

MS causes cells that usually protect against infections to attack nerve cells in the brain and spine. Researchers have found that before any signs of nerve damage, leaks in the blood-brain barrier occur. A protein that aides in blood clotting has been found to essentially start the downhill process. By targeting this protein, scientists believe they can prevent nerve damage from occurring at all.

Find out more about this exciting breakthrough at Bioscience Technology.

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