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    Scientists Pinpoint Antibody that may be Specific to MS
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    hackwriter posted:
    A recent study has shown that 47% of the MS patients in a group possessed the KIR4.1 antibody, which binds to brain cells and destroys nervous system tissue. None of the patients in the control group (those without MS) had this antibody, as well as patients with other neurological diseases.

    The finding might be significant in developing a blood test to diagnose MS earlier, develop drugs that target this antibody, and spur further studies to investigate what other antibodies might also play a part in MS.

    The full study article will be published in the July 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

    Kim
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