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Pre-MS test developed.

Professor Anat Achiron of Tel Aviv University has developed a screening test that detects MS before the disease develops.

Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis, earlier diagnosis may lead to new prevention and treatment options.

Achiron compared samples from – 9 individuals without MS at the sample time but who went on to develop it – 11 matched controls who remained MS free – and 31 people sampled when clinically diagnosed with MS.

This allowed her to identify biomarkers that predict, in advance of onset, who will get MS.

As MS is thought to have a genetic component, this test could be used in at-risk families to predict who will and will not eventually progress to multiple sclerosis.

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April 29, 2010 - Posted by | Anat Achiron, Genetics, Multiple sclerosis

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