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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Path to 'Dial Down' Autoimmunity Without Compromising Immune Response

Jan. 19, 2016 — A new study shows how dangerous autoimmune responses, seen in diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis, might be 'dialed down' without compromising the immune system's ability to ... read more

Could a Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Be a Potential Treatment for Parkinson's?

Jan. 11, 2016 — A clinical trial using cholesterol-lowering treatment Simvastatin in people living with Parkinson's is getting underway in centers across England -- with the hope that it could become one of a ... read more

New Step Toward Determining the Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Dec. 15, 2015 — Researchers have found another clue in understanding the cause of what drives multiple sclerosis (MS) ... read more

Immune-Disorder Treatment in Mice Holds Potential for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Nov. 24, 2015 — A simple, rapid way to treat an immune-related disorder in mice has been identified by researchers, an approach that could eventually help multiple sclerosis patients after further ... read more

Brain Disorder May Increase Miscarriage and Preeclampsia Risk in Pregnancy

Nov. 18, 2015 — Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, a disease often confused for multiple sclerosis, may increase a woman's risk for miscarriage and preeclampsia during pregnancy, according to a new ... read more

First-in-Class Investigational Therapeutic Shows Early Promise for Lymphoma Patients

Nov. 11, 2015 — Results from a phase I clinical trial showed that the first-in-class, investigational, anticancer therapeutic pevonedistat was safe, tolerable, and had some anticancer activity in heavily pretreated ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Multiple sclerosis, a debilitating neurological disease, is triggered by self-reactive T cells that successfully infiltrate the brain and spinal cord where they launch an aggressive autoimmune attack ... read more

New Hope for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Oct. 22, 2015 — A new study gets closer to identifying the mechanisms responsible for multiple sclerosis and makes headway in the search for better ... read more

How Diet May Affect the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Oct. 21, 2015 — Dietary fatty acids affect the development and progression of autoimmune chronic-inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis. In a collaborative study, researchers now found that long-chain ... read more

Dietary Fat Impacts Autoimmune Flare-Ups in Mice

Oct. 20, 2015 — Dietary fat may impact the severity and duration of autoimmune flare-ups, suggests a new study. Adjusting the length of fatty acids consumed by mice altered the function of T helper cells in the gut ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — A blood test that can accurately detect early-stage Parkinson's disease and differentiate it from later stages of the disease has been developed by a group of ressearchers. The test can also ... read more

Pain Is in the Brain

Oct. 9, 2015 — A new study might finally provide a new direction for research seeking to help patients suffering from neuropathic ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Scientists have found that individuals with multiple sclerosis who had a history of neuro-ophthalmic syndromes performed poorly on visual neuropsychological tasks based on processing speed. Future ... read more

Experimental Cancer Drug Shows Therapeutic Promise in Mouse Models of Multiple Sclerosis

Sep. 30, 2015 — An experimental drug originally identified in a National Cancer Institute library of chemical compounds as a potential therapy for brain and basal cell cancers improves the symptoms of mice with a ... read more

MS Researchers Correlate Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis, Performance of Everyday Life Activities

Sep. 24, 2015 — Scientists found that the Brief International Cognitive Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis predicted performance of activities of daily living using Actual Reality. There are implications for ... read more

Evidence for Cognitive Training Efficacy in TBI

Sep. 10, 2015 — Results of a randomized clinical trial of a cognitive intervention to improve learning and memory in individuals with traumatic brain injury have been published. The treatment protocol, the modified ... read more

Melatonin and Multiple Sclerosis: Why MS Symptoms May Improve as the Days Get Shorter

Sep. 10, 2015 — Researchers have found an explanation that could lead to a deeper understanding of multiple sclerosis and more targeted treatment options for patients. By first looking broadly at possible ... read more

Continued Smoking After MS Diagnosis Associated With Accelerated Disease Progression

Sep. 8, 2015 — Continued smoking after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) appears to be associated with accelerated disease progression compared with those patients who quit smoking, according to an ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have revealed the molecular mechanism involved in the process of repair to damage of the myelin sheath.This achievement shows that it is possible to encourage the regeneration of the ... read more

Genetic Study Finds Association Between Reduced Vitamin D and Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Aug. 25, 2015 — Genetic findings support observational evidence that lower vitamin D levels are associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis, according to a new research ... read more

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