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· Major new non-fiction title

· Free Chapters of my Final Book

· Spectacular Film trailer for The Doomsday Genie

· Now out - The Sword of Feimhin

· Lovelock and Gaia Reappraised

· Excellent Review of The Snowmelt River

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Human Endogenous Retroviruses in MS

5/23/2011 6:01:00 AM

by Frank P Ryan


This is the abstract of a paper extrapolating the evolutionary situation of retroviruses in the human genome to the diagnosis, prognosis and, perhaps in the future, therapy of multiple sclerosis.

This is not a news item aimed at ordinary readers.  This paper wouldn't be an easy read for anybody other than the professionals it is aimed. at.  I should also add that it doesn't claim to offer a panacea for MS, but it contains novel insights and suggested further research that may help sufferers in the longer time.

 

Human Endogenous Retroviruses in Multiple Sclerosis: Potential for Novel Neuro-Pharmacological Research

 F. P. Ryan*

 *Department of Animal and Plant Science, Sheffield University

 

Abstract: There is growing evidence that the env genes of two or more human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) of the W family are contributing to the inflammatory processes, and thus to the pathogenesis, of multiple sclerosis (MS).  Increasing understanding of the human endogenous retroviral locus, ERVWE1, and the putative multiple sclerosis associated retrovirus, or MSRV, and in particular of the HERV-W env sequences associated with these, offers the potential of new lines of pharmacological research that might assist diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of multiple sclerosis.

This is the scientific reference: 

Current Neuropharmacology, 2011, 9: 360-369

 



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· Now out - The Sword of Feimhin - 8/21/2014 2:11:00 AM
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· A Surreal Experiment - 12/5/2013 7:14:00 AM
· We Downtrodden Characters Demand Our Say - 12/1/2013 3:49:00 AM
· new twitter address - 8/16/2013 7:48:00 AM
· You really can write your own short story or novel - 8/4/2013 9:35:00 AM
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· New e-book release - Between Clouds and the Sea - 10/1/2011 2:12:00 AM
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· The Kindle Question - 7/28/2011 2:13:00 AM
· Avatar Interview - 7/27/2011 11:47:00 PM
· Praise for Metamorphosis - 7/22/2011 1:00:00 PM
· New Review! The Mystery of Metamorphosis - 7/7/2011 6:07:00 AM
· New Professional Review for Virolution! - 1/27/2011 1:53:00 PM
· Glenda A. Bixler Review of The Snowmelt River - 12/5/2010 7:30:00 AM

Virus X by Frank Ryan

Tells the story of where viruses, such as Ebola and HIV, come from and why they behave as they do. This book changed beliefs in evolutionary biology...  
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