Multiple sclerosis 'linked to food bug'

January 29, 2014 1:47 AM

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Multiple sclerosis 'linked to food bug'

Lab tests in mice by the team from Weill Cornell Medical College revealed a toxin made by a rare strain of Clostridium perfringens caused MS-like damage in the brain.

And earlier work by the same team, published in PLoS ONE, identified the toxin-producing strain of C. perfringens in a young woman with MS.

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