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May 24, 2016

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May 24, 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

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

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

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

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

Dec. 4, 2015 — Epstein-Barr virus and Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus can infect and replicate in cultured and primary neurons, report ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Research is trailblazing a potential new pathway for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The research examines a novel therapeutic strategy to reduce inflammation in the brain -- a key contributing ... read more

Safe Form of Estrogen Helped Multiple Sclerosis Patients Avoid Relapses

Nov. 30, 2015 — Taking the pregnancy hormone estriol along with their conventional medications helped patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis avoid ... 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

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

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