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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

Multiple Sclerosis: Cognition Linked With Limited Activity, Participation

Aug. 21, 2015 — Processing speed is the primary limiting factor associated with activity and participation in everyday life among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), research has found. This is the first such study ... read more

Poor Sleep Contributes to MS-Related Fatigue

Aug. 17, 2015 — Sleep disturbances significantly contribute to MS-related fatigue, a common and often disabling symptom among individuals with MS, research shows. The authors recommend routine screening/treatment of ... read more

Exercise May Be Associated With Reduced Disease Activity in Children With MS

Aug. 12, 2015 — Children with multiple sclerosis who exercise regularly may have a less active disease. For the study, 31 children with MS and 79 who had experienced a single inflammatory neurologic event were given ... read more

High Salt Intake Could Be a Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis

Aug. 5, 2015 — Here's another reason to put the salt shaker down: New research involving mice shows that diets high in sodium may be a novel risk factor in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS) by ... read more

New Applications of Drug Fingolimod to Improve Cognitive Deficits in Huntington's Disease

July 13, 2015 — Fingolimod, a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis, restores hippocampal synaptic plasticity and improves memory function. This is the main conclusion of a study in a mouse model of Huntington ... read more

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