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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Inflammatory Disease Trigger Revealed

Feb. 22, 2017 — Scientists have revealed a potent inflammatory molecule released by dying cells triggers inflammation during necroptosis, a recently described form of cell death linked to inflammatory disease. The ... read more

Compound Ozanimod Shows Positive Results in Late-Stage Clinical Trial for Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

Feb. 21, 2017 — Ozanimod, a drug candidate can reduce the frequency of multiple sclerosis relapse, results from a new Phase 3 study demonstrate ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — MS patients are three to six times more likely to develop seizures. Using a mouse model, a team of scientists has found for the first time that chronic demyelination is closely linked to, and is ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — A new molecular pathway that inhibits the myelination of neurons in the brains of patients with the rare genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) has been discovered by researchers. The ... read more

Genetic Study Uncovers Potential New Treatments for Inflammatory Diseases

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers have studied over ten million DNA variations and found new links between the human genome and inflammation tracers. The study uncovered new possibilities for treatment of diseases such as ... read more

Severe Side Effects of Approved Multiple Sclerosis Medication

Jan. 18, 2017 — The multiple sclerosis (MS) therapy alemtuzumab can trigger severe, unpredictable side effects. Scientists report on two patients for whom the infusion of alemtuzumab significantly worsened symptoms. ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — A rare and potent type of immune cell has been discovered around the brain, suggesting the cells may play a critical role in battling Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis and other diseases. By ... read more

Brain Shrinkage in Multiple Sclerosis Associated With Leaked Protein in Blood

Dec. 13, 2016 — A leak of a protein called haemoglobin from damaged red blood cells may be associated with brain shrinkage in multiple sclerosis, report ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the patient's own cells. In this case, modified T cells destroy the myelin sheath surrounding nerve ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — People suffering from multiple sclerosis have relied on a drug called interferon-beta to prevent flare-ups of the disease and avoid its crippling neurological symptoms. But interferon-beta treatment ... read more

An Issue Whose Time Has Come: Sex/gender Influences on Nervous System Function

Nov. 7, 2016 — Following decades of clinical research largely excluding females, scientists are finding that there are large differences in men and women that go well beyond their reproductive systems. Now, the ... read more

Physical and Cognitive Fitness May Affect ALS Risk

Nov. 7, 2016 — Physical fitness, body mass index (BMI), IQ, and stress resilience in young adulthood may have effects on the risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, new ... read more

Choice of Medical Center Impacts Life Expectancy of Multiple Myeloma Patients, Study Shows

Oct. 26, 2016 — People diagnosed with multiple myeloma are more likely to live longer if they are treated at a medical center that sees many patients with this blood cancer, researchers ... read more

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

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