Scientists Demonstrate the Relationship of Sex and Development of Multiple Sclerosis

Many studies have looked into the differences in physiology between males and females that go beyond their reproductive organs. Males are more predisposed to certain afflictions than women and vice versa. It seems like a recent study surrounding sex and multiple sclerosis have demonstrated the statement above to be true. A recently published research in the Journal of Neuroscience Research clearly showed a link between sex and the development of multiple sclerosis. The study conducted by scientists from the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution in St. Petersburg, Russia, observed the gene codes for galanin, a protein that determines that susceptibility to multiple sclerosis or MS, in males compared to females. The study used post-mortem brain samples of both healthy and MS patients. The study examined the “more active” and “less…


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