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As Western University scientist Ravi Menon, Ph.D., explains, it's been known for over a century that iron deposits in the brain play a role in the pathology of multiple sclerosis, but now, new imaging research from the Robarts Research Institute at Western helps to answer the question of whether these accumulations are a cause or consequence of the disease. The study found iron deposits in deep gray matter, suggesting the accumulation occurs very early in the disease course. The researchers also found evidence casting further doubt on the controversial liberation therapy for MS.

Read: New Imaging Research Shows Increased Iron in the Brain in Earliest Stages of MS

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