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Men hold secret to protect women from multiple sclerosis

Scientists have now discovered how it works. Using a mouse model of MS, they have identified a guardian molecule—triggered by testosterone—that appears to protect males from disease. When female mice with disease are treated with this protective molecule, their symptoms were eliminated, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine.

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