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Multiple sclerosis: blood test that tracks immune response could be first step in developing better treatments

By Hugh Kearney, Clinical Senior Lecturer, Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin
An estimated 2.8 million people worldwide have multiple sclerosis (MS). This autoimmune condition is the result of the immune system damaging parts of the nerves in the brain and spinal cord, which can lead to problems with movement, vision, balance and sensation.

While many MS symptoms can be managed, there’s currently no way to cure or prevent the condition. This is due to the complex immune response that leads to this disease. But a blood…The Conversation

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