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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Oct. 26, 2016 — A protein known for guarding against viral infections leads a double life, new research shows, and can interfere with cell growth and the defense against parasites. In a new paper, researchers ... read more

MS Drug May Reverse Some Physical Disability

Oct. 12, 2016 — A drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), alemtuzumab, was found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease, according to new research. Because it can cause serious side ... read more

Running Triggers Production of a Molecule That Repairs the Brain in Animal Models

Oct. 11, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that a molecule triggered by running can help repair certain kinds of brain damage in animal models. They found that this molecule, called VGF nerve growth factor, helps ... read more

Exercise Not Shown to Reduce Women's Risk of Developing MS

Sep. 28, 2016 — A large, new study shows no evidence that exercise may reduce a woman's risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Previous small studies had shown conflicting ... read more

New Way to Reprogram Lymph Node Function to Fight Multiple Sclerosis

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers report a new way to turn off the harmful immune attack that occurs during autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), while keeping healthy functions of the immune system ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Cells in the immune system of patients with multiple sclerosis behave differently from those of healthy individuals. Researchers have exploited this difference to develop a method that can predict ... read more

Researchers Lay Foundation for Innovative Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Sep. 14, 2016 — Inhibition of the protein kinase CK2 prevents the development of auto-aggressive T cells, say multiple sclerosis researchers. Multiple sclerosis is the most common chronic inflammatory disease of the ... read more

Treating at the Earliest Sign of MS May Offer Long-Term Benefit

Aug. 10, 2016 — Starting medication for multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who show the beginning signs of the disease is associated with prolonging the time before the disease is definitively diagnosed, according to ... read more

Antioxidant Therapies May Help in the Fight Against Neurodegenerative Diseases

Aug. 1, 2016 — A new review examines the potential of antioxidant approaches for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral ... read more

Antibody-Based Drug for Multiple Sclerosis

July 19, 2016 — A research team has developed an antibody with potential therapeutic effects against multiple sclerosis. The study paves the way for a new strategy to control the disease, say the ... read more

Is Schizophrenia a Disorder of the Immune System?

July 19, 2016 — Using data from the largest ever genetic study of schizophrenia, researchers have shed light on the role of the immune ... read more

Antibodies in Patients With Rare Disorder May Have Role Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

July 14, 2016 — People with a rare autoimmune disorder produce autoimmune antibodies that appear to be linked to a reduced occurrence of type 1 diabetes, new research has found. The study suggests these antibodies ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Fecal transplants are increasingly being used to treat certain human illnesses and there is a major upsurge in animal experiments involving fecal material, report scientists. But what, exactly, is ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A connection between the bacteria living in the gut and immunological disorders such as multiple sclerosis have long been suspected, but for the first time, researchers have detected clear evidence ... read more

Effect of Cholesterol Medicine on Inflammatory Diseases Mapped

July 7, 2016 — The cholesterol medicine simvastatin, which is one of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in the world, also has a beneficial effect on the immune defense system with regard to diseases such as ... read more

Brain Inflammation Linked to Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

July 7, 2016 — Patients with multiple sclerosis have higher rates of depression than the general population, including people with other life-long disabling diseases. Symptoms of multiple sclerosis arise from an ... read more

Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

June 28, 2016 — Individuals who are obese in early adulthood face a heightened risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new ... read more

Drug That Helps Addicts May Help Treat Cancer Too, Say Experts

June 27, 2016 — The drug naltrexone (LDN), which is used to treat addicts, can have a beneficial impact on cancer patients if it is given in low doses, new research ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Researchers are now saying bad gut bacteria -- or an insufficient amount of good bacteria -- may have a direct link to multiple ... read more

Four New Risk Genes Associated With Multiple Sclerosis Discovered

June 20, 2016 — Scientists have identified four new risk genes that are altered in patients with multiple sclerosis. The results point to a possible involvement of cellular mechanisms in the development of the ... read more

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