multiple sclerosis http://kuow.org en Search For Cause Of High Rates Of MS In Northwest Could Lead To New Treatments http://kuow.org/post/search-cause-high-rates-ms-northwest-could-lead-new-treatments <p></p><p>The mystery of why the Pacific Northwest has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world is as enduring as the mystery of the D.B. Cooper hijacking — and has proven about as difficult to crack.<br><br>Recently, however, scientists have been closing in on some likely triggers that may be causing the body to hijack its own immune system and turn on itself. Those new findings could lead to new treatment strategies in the future.</p><p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 14:20:45 +0000 Carol Smith 3917 at http://kuow.org Search For Cause Of High Rates Of MS In Northwest Could Lead To New Treatments Pediatric MS Cases Rise In The Northwest: Younger Patients Put A New Face On An Old Mystery http://kuow.org/post/pediatric-ms-cases-rise-northwest-younger-patients-put-new-face-old-mystery <p>The Pacific Northwest has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the world, yet the reasons why remain elusive. It’s an old mystery, but one that now has a new face. Today, doctors are seeing a growing number of cases in kids. They hope these young patients will yield more clues to what causes the disease.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:19:18 +0000 Carol Smith 3883 at http://kuow.org Pediatric MS Cases Rise In The Northwest: Younger Patients Put A New Face On An Old Mystery