By Mark Carey June 10, 2022
Yes, I am still cycling nearly every day to raise awareness and donations to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Yes, it is year two of this adventure, but in my mind, I will not stop riding until there is a finally a cure for MS. I am currently at 5,273 miles of my 15,000 mile fundraiser. If you are doing the math based on my current number, then you will quickly realize I have 9,726 miles to ride over the next 204 days. That equates to 47.67 miles per day or 335 miles per week for the next 29 weeks.
See below recent research news for you from the National MS Society.
New Study Pinpoints Four Novel Immune Culprits and May Lead to More Personalized Treatment Approaches for Individuals with MS
May 9, 2022
Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden collaborated with others in Europe to uncover four newly identified protein targets of the immune response that causes nervous system damage in multiple sclerosis. Using blood samples from people with MS and controls without MS, the team compared how their immune cells reacted to 63 proteins that were active in the brain and spinal cord but had not previously been linked to MS disease activity. Four proteins emerged as targets for the immune cells, and these findings were further validated in samples from two more study groups of people with MS.
The method used in this study opens the door for identifying specific immune system reactions that may differ among individuals with MS. This could lead to the possibility of disease activity profiles that could be targeted more precisely with customized treatment approaches. This study was funded by the Foundation of Swedish MS Research, among others.
Read more, from Karolinska Institute
Read the paper, in Science Advances
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