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New study finds nerve loss in MS.

The various symptoms of multiple sclerosis result from inflammation and ultimately the destruction of myelin, the sheath that surrounds nerve fibers and helps nerve impulses to travel quickly. Scientists have long known that some underlying nerve Fibers are also damaged in MS. Now, a study by Bruce Trapp, PhD, and his colleagnes at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation suggests that damage to nerve fibers may be more extensive than was suspected. The Trapp paper was published in The New England Journal of Medicine, January 29, 1998.
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Title Annotation:News; multiple sclerosis
Publication:Inside MS
Date:Jun 22, 1998
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