Thursday, December 1, 2011
Gut Bacteria Linked to M.S.
In this article researches have possibly linked gut bacteria with multiple sclerosis (MS). They found in mice that even normal intestinal bacteria triggers this disorder. Some mice were genetically engineered to receive MS but without any gut bacteria they did not get the disease. But once germ free mice were injected with the bacteria they developed MS. Previous research has shown that intestinal bacteria has caused MS, diabetes and arthritis. Gut bacteria though helps the immune system develop properly. The possible link of MS and gut bacteria needs further research to see whether or not a faulty immune system that reacts inappropriately to gut bacteria, or if some specific bacterium sets off the chain reaction.