As with other autoimmune disorders, the exact cause of MS is unknown. A combination of environmental and genetic factors likely plays a role.
Multiple sclerosis is not hereditary, but genetic factors appear to play a role in making some people susceptible to the disease process leading to the condition. The most significant genetic link to MS has been identified in the major histocompatability complex (MHC), a cluster of genes on chromosome 6 that are essential for immune...Read more
A study has linked vitamin D deficiency with an increased risk for cancer and autoimmune diseases like MS, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis... Read more »
Scientists studying genetic links to autoimmune disorders have made the news again this week with research linking 30 genes to autoimmune... Read more »
In a new study published in the November 2006 issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism, scientists at the University Of Michigan Medical School... Read more »
Rheumatoid arthritis is a relatively common autoimmune disease for which the cause is still unknown. Researchers are investigating the... Read more »