WBFO News
9:06 am
Thu October 15, 2009

UB Neurologists try to Pinpoint Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Buffalo, NY – UB Neurologists are ready to investigate the possible underlying cause of Multiple Sclerosis.

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An Italian researcher has uncovered a new clue in the search for the cause of MS. It is the discovery of a narrowing of the primary veins outside of the skull. It restricts normal blood flow to the brain resulting in a vascular condition found in MS patients. Now UB is ready to dig into this research. Dr. Robert Zivadinov is an associate professor of Neurology.


A study is already underway in Buffalo. Dr. Murali Ramanathan, associate professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UB, says they want to replicate the findings from Italy.