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  • Childhood trauma could affect development, treatment of multiple sclerosis, mouse study finds

    Yee Ming Khaw stands on the left, Makoto Inoue stands on the right.

    Graduate student Yee Ming Khaw and comparative biosciences professor Makoto Inoue led a study that found that childhood trauma may affect later development of multiple sclerosis and its responsiveness to treatment. In compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols, both subjects tested negative for COVID-19 prior to the photo.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Makoto Inoue, call (217) 300-4085; email

    The paper “Early-life-trauma triggers interferon-β resistance and neurodegeneration in a multiple sclerosis model via downregulated β1-adrenergic signaling” is available online.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-20302-0