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Inflammation bowel "bug' - 'may cause multiple sclerosis'

Posted Jul 21 2010 12:00am
July 21, 2010

A bug that causes inflammation in the gut may play a key role in multiple sclerosis (MS), scientists have discovered.

In mice, the bowel bug caused healthy animals to become ill with MS-like symptoms.Scientists believe it may have a similar effect in humans due to its impact on the immune system. 

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