Thanks to an incubator grant and your support, Dr. Hugh Reid hopes to better understand the immune response in MS patients.
Dr Hugh Reid wants to know why the myelin sheath – a protective material preventing nerve damage – is recognised as a foreign agent by the immune systems of people with MS.
Thanks to the generosity from supporters like you Dr Reid and neurologist, Professor Roland Martin, will examine a group of molecules called the HLA-DR15 which they believe plays a role in immune response. The findings may uncover opportunities to prevent nerve damage in people with MS.
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