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eNews July 2012
Researchers identify potential MS target

Protein sparks immune response in some people with MS

A new study has identified a protein, KIR4.1, that could be a target of the immune attack in some people with MS. Almost half of the people with MS showed an immune response to the protein, compared to almost none in people without the disease.

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Managing StressDoes managing stress reduce disease activity?

Many people with MS blame stress for increased symptoms or exacerbations. But researchers found that disease activity on MRI scans was significantly reduced during a 24-week stress management program for people with relapsing MS, compared to a control group.

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Learn and share resources and ideas to make the most of every day, starting with these inspiring stories—each addressing a particular challenge or opportunity from which we can all learn. Everyday Matters is supported by Genzyme.

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