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August 31, 2016

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August 31, 2016

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

In MS, Can Better Sleep Improve Cognition?

June 13, 2016 — People with multiple sclerosis often have trouble with memory, attention and mental processing. New research shows some of these issues could stem from sleep ... read more

PET Detects Neuroinflammation in Multiple Sclerosis

June 13, 2016 — The triggers of autoimmune inflammation in multiple sclerosis (MS) have eluded scientists for many years, but molecular imaging is bringing researchers closer to identifying them, while providing a ... read more

Connections Between Gut Microbiota and the Brain

May 29, 2016 — Intestinal bacteria that can boost bravery or trigger multiple sclerosis: An increasing body of research results confirms the importance of the “gut-brain axis” for neurology and indicates that ... read more

May 27, 2016 — A genetic variant in the 5q11 chromosome, which is associated with susceptibility to developing multiple sclerosis, greatly regulates a gene known as ANKRD55, researchers have discovered. Multiple ... read more

Fasting-Like Diet Reduces Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

May 26, 2016 — A mouse study, followed by a human study, indicates that the fasting-mimicking diet holds promise as a treatment for autoimmune diseases. A fasting-like diet switches on a process in which body kills ... read more

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

Yoga, Aquatic Exercise Can Help Combat MS Symptoms

May 3, 2016 — Exercise can have a positive influence on certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis, say researchers. Patients who do yoga and aquatic exercise suffer less from fatigue, depression and paresthesia, as ... 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

Identifying a Genetic Mutation Behind Sporadic Parkinson's Disease

Apr. 20, 2016 — Using a novel method, researchers have determined how mutations that are not located within genes are identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and can contribute to sporadic ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — The flu and other viral infections have long been known to cause mood changes, beyond the more familiar symptoms of fever and sore throat. A study in mice now reveals how the antiviral immune ... 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

Over-the-Counter Drug May Reverse Chronic Vision Damage Caused by Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 12, 2016 — A common antihistamine used to treat symptoms of allergies and the common cold, called clemastine fumarate, partially reversed damage to the visual system in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in a ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Plant Peptide Could Prevent Onset of the Disease

Mar. 29, 2016 — A crucial development has been made in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). A research team has demonstrated in an animal model that, following treatment with a specially synthesized plant ... 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

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

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