Contact: Michael C. Purdy
Washington University School of Medicine
Caption: An image of tissue from a female brain (left) affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) shows that the brain has much higher levels of a blood vessel receptor (shown in red) than a male brain affected by MS (right). The difference could help explain why so many more women get MS.
Credit: Robyn Klein
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