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Is MS an Autoimmune Disease? These Scientist's Don't Think So

News   May 09, 2018 | Original Story by Kelly Johnston for the University of Calgary

 
Biochemically Altered Myelin Triggers MS, Not Autoimmune Attack

The Dr. Peter Stys lab within the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, is equipped with highly specialized microscopes used for researching multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disease. In this customized lab, the researchers can’t wear white lab coats, they have to wear dark clothing. Photons could reflect off light clothing and interfere with the experiments. From left: Megan Morgan, research assistant, and Craig Brideau, engineering scientist. Credit: Pauline Zulueta, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

 
 
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