miércoles, mayo 03, 2006

El virus de Epstein-Barr y la Esclerosis Multiple

Epstein-Barr Virus Might Kick-Start Multiple Sclerosis

Scientists think that MS (Multiple Sclerosis) ­which can cause vision problems, muscle weakness, and difficulty with coordination and balance­is a result of the immune
system attacking the body's own nervous system
. Not everyone who is
infected with Epstein-Barr develops MS, but the results of the new study,
published in the June 2006, issue of the journal Brain, suggest that some
individuals' unusually strong reaction to the virus may trigger the
. The findings could lead to new therapeutic strategies for better
control of the damage caused in this autoimmune disorder.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute