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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Study of Processing Speed Impact on Cognitive Training

Apr. 10, 2015 — Treatment with the modified Story Memory Technique (mSMT) may be affected by processing speed, researchers report. mSMT is a 10-session cognitive intervention protocol shown to improve new learning ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — A unique pattern of immune molecules in the cerebrospinal fluid of people with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome have been discovered, providing insights into the basis for cognitive ... read more

Neurological Diseases Share Common Blood-Brain Barrier Defects

Mar. 30, 2015 — Although stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and traumatic brain injury each affect the central nervous system differently, a new study finds that they share ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Where ALS comes from and how it progresses are mysteries that continue to vex medical science. But recent research has found three proteins that could shed some light on the mechanisms behind this ... read more

Breakthrough Identification of Important Protein

Mar. 23, 2015 — Danish researchers are the first in the world to develop a secure way of measuring the important protein apo-M. This could prove relevant for research into diseases such as diabetes, arteriosclerosis ... read more

Mar. 17, 2015 — A new drug-like molecule that can halt inflammation has shown promise in preventing the progression of multiple sclerosis. Researchers developed the molecule inhibit a key signal that triggers ... read more

Blood Pressure Drug Protects Against Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis in Animal Models

Mar. 13, 2015 — An FDA-approved drug for high blood pressure, guanabenz, prevents myelin loss and alleviates clinical symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in animal models, according to a new study. The drug appears ... read more

Database on Healthy Immune System Developed

Mar. 12, 2015 — An extensive database identifying immune traits, such as how immune cell function is regulated at the genetic level in healthy people, has been developed by researchers. While many genetic risk ... read more

From Chick to Bedside: Removing the Wnt Barrier

Mar. 5, 2015 — Kick starting a process that might repair the damage done in cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis could begin with disabling a driver that helps block regeneration, say ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — A genetic variation has been discovered that, in women, significantly increases their risk of developing multiple sclerosis, scientists report. The variant occurs almost twice as often among women ... read more

Mar. 2, 2015 — A researcher has discovered a way to keep remyelination going, using a drug that's already on the market. Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, ... read more

New Compounds Protect Nervous System from the Structural Damage Characteristic of Multiple Sclerosis

Feb. 27, 2015 — A newly characterized group of pharmacological compounds block both the inflammation and nerve cell damage seen in mouse models of multiple sclerosis, according to a study. Multiple sclerosis is a ... read more

Physician-Industry Conflict of Interest Issue from MS Patient Perspective

Feb. 27, 2015 — A new study explores what multiple sclerosis patients know, or want to know, about their physician’s financial relationship with the pharmaceutical company sponsoring clinical ... read more

Help for People With Muscle Cramps?

Feb. 18, 2015 — A new treatment may bring hope for people who suffer from muscle cramps or spasms from neuromuscular disorders, diseases such as multiple sclerosis or simply from nighttime leg cramps that keep ... read more

MS Drug Tysabri Shows Promise in Efforts to Combat HIV's 'Viral Reservoirs'

Feb. 18, 2015 — A drug now used to treat Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis has shown effectiveness in lab experiments in blocking viral reservoirs, which have been tied to illnesses that afflict people ... read more

Feb. 17, 2015 — A promising new approach to treat multiple sclerosis has been discovered by scientists. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a progressive, often disabling neurological disease, which is most often diagnosed ... read more

Stem Cell Transplants May Work Better Than Existing Drug for Severe Multiple Sclerosis

Feb. 11, 2015 — Stem cell transplants may be more effective than the drug mitoxantrone for people with severe cases of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new ... read more

Key Pathways Underlying Different Subsets of Systemic Sclerosis Discovered

Feb. 10, 2015 — Sorting out patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) according to their shared biology, researchers discovered how disease heterogeneity can be defined, allowing for targeted selection of patients for ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Pathological Progression of Disease Documented

Feb. 9, 2015 — Scientist have documented the pathological progress of the disease from its early to late stage and also shown that inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes have a role to play. This raises the ... read more

Jan. 22, 2015 — Axons connect neurons with each other to form the neural networks that underpin the vital functions of perception, motility, cognition, and memory. In many neurodegenerative disorders, from traumatic ... read more

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