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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Children With and Without Multiple Sclerosis Have Differences in Gut Bacteria

May 17, 2016 — In a recent study, children with multiple sclerosis had differences in the abundance of specific gut bacteria than children without the disease. Certain types of bacteria were either more or less ... read more

Drug Does Not Reduce Digital Ulcers in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

May 10, 2016 — Investigators evaluated the efficacy of the drug macitentan in reducing the number of new digital ulcers in patients with systemic sclerosis. Systemic sclerosis is a chronic multisystem autoimmune ... read more

Rituximab Is Superior to Fingolimod for Certain Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new study indicates that rituximab is more effective than fingolimod for preventing relapses in patients with highly active multiple sclerosis switching from treatment with natalizumab. The study ... read more

At-Home Cognitive Remediation May Help Cognitive Symptoms in Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 16, 2016 — In a randomized controlled trial, people with MS who used a computer-based cognitive remediation training program at home for 12 weeks had significantly higher cognitive test scores than those who ... read more

Enzyme in Myelination Process Could Lead to Better Understanding of Neurological Disorders

Apr. 14, 2016 — The removal of the enzyme Dnmt1 during oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) differentiation in the central nervous system resulted in inefficient myelin formation and neurological deterioration, ... read more

New Role of Environment in Multiple Sclerosis Revealed

Mar. 17, 2016 — Environmental factors may be playing a greater role in the onset of multiple sclerosis than previously realized, according to early research. The theory is based on findings showing that Black people ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — Playing 'brain-training' video games may help improve some cognitive abilities of people with multiple sclerosis by strengthening neural connections in an important part of their brains, ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy May Increase Risk of MS in Children

Mar. 7, 2016 — Children of mothers with vitamin D deficiency during early pregnancy appeared to be at greater risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) in adulthood, according to a new ... read more

Cancer Study Is 'Paradigm Shift' in Cause of Tumor Formation

Feb. 17, 2016 — A gene that may provide a new source of potential drug targets for tumors that arise in pulmonary tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) has been found by a pair of investigators. The discovery may change ... read more

Predicting Who Will Develop Multiple Sclerosis

Feb. 8, 2016 — A team of investigators has launched a study of individuals at risk for multiple sclerosis (MS) to better understand the sequence of events that leads some people to develop the disease and set the ... read more

Natural Protein Points to New Inflammation Treatment

Feb. 4, 2016 — Increasing the level of a naturally-produced protein, called tristetraprolin (TTP), significantly reduced or protected mice from inflammation, according to researchers. The results suggest that ... read more

New MRI Technique Offers Faster Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new way of using MRI scanners to look for evidence of multiple sclerosis in the brain has been successfully tested by researchers. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is notoriously difficult to diagnose as it ... read more

Gene Study Points Towards Therapies for Common Brain Disorders

Jan. 28, 2016 — Scientists have pinpointed the cells that are likely to trigger common brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and intellectual disabilities. The findings offer a ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Tied to Rising JC Virus Antibody Levels

Jan. 28, 2016 — People who take the drug natalizumab for multiple sclerosis may have up to a 10 times greater risk of developing a risk biomarker for activity of a virus that can lead to an often fatal brain ... read more

Study Details Source of Mental Problems Associated With MS

Jan. 26, 2016 — A study sheds new light on multiple sclerosis, specifically damage in the brain caused by the disease that may explain the slow and continuous cognitive decline that many patients experience. The ... read more

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

Taking Vitamin D May Benefit People With Multiple Sclerosis

Jan. 4, 2016 — Taking a high dose of vitamin D3 is safe for people with multiple sclerosis and may help regulate the body's hyperactive immune response, according to a pilot ... 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

Dec. 7, 2015 — The vitamin D receptor promotes the differentiation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells and boosts myelin sheath regeneration, according to a new study. The research suggests potential new ways to ... read more

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