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July 4, 2015

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July 4, 2015

Unique Bacterial Fingerprint Identified in Systemic Sclerosis

June 11, 2015 — The results of a new study showed that people with systemic sclerosis (SSc) have a unique bacterial signature in their colon, when compared with healthy people. These findings suggest that changes in ... read more

New Gene Implicated in Multiple Sclerosis Disease Activity

May 14, 2015 — A new study reports the discovery of a genetic variant that is associated with a patient's likelihood of responding to interferon-beta. The study also presents evidence that the affected gene, ... read more

Potential New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 27, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a way to prevent the development of multiple sclerosis in mice. Using a drug that blocks the production of a certain type of immune cell linked to inflammation and ... read more

What Happens When Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stop Taking Their Medication?

Apr. 21, 2015 — We know a lot about what happens when therapy is started with MS patients, but we know very little about what happens when therapy is stopped. A new international, multi-site study found that almost ... read more

Extending Natalizumab Up to 8 Weeks Shown Safe and Effective in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis, Report Says

Apr. 20, 2015 — Extending the dose of natalizumab from four weeks up to eight weeks was shown to be well-tolerated and effective in patients, and resulted in no cases of the potentially fatal side effect progressive ... read more

Epilepsy Drug May Preserve Eyesight for People With Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 16, 2015 — A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new ... read more

Experimental Drug May Repair Nerve Damage in Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 14, 2015 — A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a new ... read more

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

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Could Benefit from Brain Boost Study

Apr. 6, 2015 — Multiple sclerosis patients could one day benefit from treatments that boost their brain function, a study suggests. Increasing the activity of neurons could be beneficial in people with the disease, ... 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

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