Friday, 28 April 2017

Cause of multiple sclerosis

As all is quiet on the MS News and twitter front, so I will not rush a post out today.

You can have it tomorrow.

However, whilst MS awareness week started with a media-bang of the “Discovery of the cause of MS”, science emerged yesterday of something that actually contributes to the cause of MS, but has gone largely un-noticed by the media so far. 

Two stories on the cause of MS in a week…unlikely. 

This points the finger at our subject of the week…Yep the B cell.

The first turned out to be a bit of Fake News and the results reported was information that turned out to be a consequence. What had been found helps us understand damage a better but does not get us to a cause.

However, yesterday science news emerged which does speak to the cause of MS. This cause is suggested to be because of a………….

I’ll explain tomorrow. Does it lead us to the cure?....Far from it.


  1. Nose2Brain: Better therapy for multiple sclerosis?

  2. Because of insects?!

  3. 'As all is quiet on the MS News and twitter front'

    I don't do Twitter, is it a useful resource for pwms?

    1. Depends how you get your news. Best avoided

    2. I did follow Gene Simmons and NASA for a bit but forgot my password. I'll leave it be.

  4. I found the document to which you must be referring, people with natural resistance to maleria, but that resistance being a double edged sword that increases the probability of lupus and MS. I have often wondered why I don't get sick with colds and flus generally.


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