Multiple Sclerosis News
May 22, 2019

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How the Gut Influences Neurologic Disease

A study sheds new light on the connection between the gut and the brain, untangling the complex interplay that allows the byproducts of microorganisms living in the gut to influence the progression ... read more

First Evidence of the Body's Waste System in the Human Brain Discovered

By scanning the brains of healthy volunteers, researchers saw the first, long-sought evidence that our brains may drain some waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body's sewer system. The results ... read more

Unique Gene Therapy Prevents, Reverses Multiple Sclerosis in Animal Model

Multiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, researchers have ... read more

Breakthrough in MS Treatment

Three studies have discovered that ocrelizumab can significantly reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing MS, as well as slow the progression of symptoms caused by primary progressive ... read more
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Researchers Optimize Aptamer With Enhanced Myelin-Binding Properties for MS Treatment

A new study has demonstrated the enhanced ability of an optimized 20-nucleotide derivative of a larger DNA aptamer to bind myelin in a mouse model of multiple ... read more

Common Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis May Prolong Life

Researchers have found that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for ... read more

Disability Progression in Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Income, Education

Neighborhood income and education level is associated with risk of disability progression in patients with multiple sclerosis, suggests new ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Perilous Ruptures

The permanent neurological deficits of multiple sclerosis patients largely depend on the extent of degeneration of long nerve fibers. The latter is initiated by ruptures in the cell membrane and the ... read more

Study Sheds Light on Brain Cell Changes in People With MS

Fresh insights into the types of cells found in the brains of people with multiple sclerosis could help develop improved therapies, research has found. The study focused on cells in the brain that ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Helping Cells to Help Themselves

Diseases such as multiple sclerosis are characterized by damage to the 'myelin sheath', a protective covering wrapped around nerve cells akin to insulation around an electrical wire. ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis Treatments Delay Progression of the Disease

A new study finds multiple sclerosis treatments have long-term benefits, and that early treatment is important. The study is the first to provide evidence that the currently available therapies can ... read more

Stroke Drug May Also Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers have discovered that a drug currently being developed to treat stroke patients could also prevent Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that the genetically engineered protein ... read more

Newly Discovered Leukodystrophy in Children: Potential Cure

Medical researchers have uncovered a novel disease of children affecting the brain white matter -- the myelin sheath --, leading to severe incapacity and death in some cases. These defects were ... read more

Food Allergies Linked to Increased Disease Activity in Multiple Sclerosis

Food allergies are associated with heightened levels of disease activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research ... read more

Cannabis-Based Drug in Combination With Other Anti-Spasticity

Oral spray containing two compounds derived from the cannabis plant reduced spasticity compared with placebo in patients already taking anti-spasticity ... read more

Using Graphene to Detect ALS, Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

Graphene can determine whether cerebrospinal fluid comes from a person with ALS, MS or from someone without a neurodegenerative ... read more

New Clues to the Origin and Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Mapping of a certain group of cells, known as oligodendrocytes, in the central nervous system of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), shows that they might have a significant role in the ... read more

Nature of Immune Cells in the Human Brain Disclosed

Researchers have disclosed the nature of how T cells protect the brain against harmful viruses. The results of the study are important for investigating the role of the immune system in numerous ... read more

MS Genes Formerly Missing-in-Action Have Been Found

Scientists have cracked a tough nut in multiple sclerosis: where are all the ... read more

Conceptual Framework to Study Role of Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers have proposed a conceptual framework for examining the relationship between exercise and adaptive neuroplasticity in the population with multiple sclerosis ... read more

Environmental Factors May Trigger Onset of Multiple Sclerosis

A new study finds that certain environmental conditions like salt concentrations and temperature may precipitate structural changes that take place in myelin sheaths in the onset of multiple ... read more

New Immunotherapy Targeting Blood-Clotting Protein

A team has developed an antibody that blocks the inflammatory and oxidative activity of fibrin, which contributes to neurodegeneration in the brain, without compromising the protein's clotting ... read more

Link Between Gut Flora and Multiple Sclerosis Discovered

In multiple sclerosis, a defective response of the body's own immune system leads to brain tissue damage. Gastrointestinal microbiota could play a far greater role in the pathogenesis of the ... read more

Study Shows Importance of Personal Social Networks on Neurological Outcomes

The health habits of people in a patient's social network are tied to that person's level of reported neurological disability, researchers ... read more

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