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Combating multiple sclerosis with a plant sugar – AlKhaleej Today

Combating multiple sclerosis with a plant sugar

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Most multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs work by dampening the inflammatory nature of the immune response that causes the disease. Theyre good at controlling acute flare-ups, but dont do much to stop disease progression and neurodegeneration. And their control over the immune system could leave patients vulnerable to serious opportunistic infections.
Scientists at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now focused their research on microglia, immune cells that constantly search the central nervous…

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Sue Gilroy