Light-sensing Protein Could Explain Seasonal Changes in MS Risk

Light-sensing Protein Could Explain Seasonal Changes in MS Risk

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Light-sensing Protein Could Explain Seasonal Changes in MS Risk

The presence of a light-sensing protein in the brain during the early stages of fetal development may help to explain why certain neurological diseases, like multiple sclerosis (MS), are more common among people born at specific times of the year, a study found. The researchers, who noted that people born in the springtime are more likely to develop MS in adulthood, said their findings suggest a link between light exposure during pregnancy and the development…

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