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Multiple Sclerosis Research News
October 29, 2020

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Simple Sugar Possible Therapy for Repairing Myelin in Multiple Sclerosis

N-acetylglucosamine, a simple sugar found in human breast milk and sold as an over-the-counter dietary supplement in the United States, promotes myelin repair in mouse models and correlates with ...

Tag Team Gut Bacteria Worsen Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers have discovered that a particular combination of microorganisms in the gut can worsen symptoms in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. The study shows that two specific gut bacteria ...

MS Drug May Be Used to Inhibit HIV Infection and Reduce Latent Reservoir

A multiple sclerosis drug may be used to block HIV infection and reduce the latent reservoir, according to new ...

Hookworm Trial Offers New Hope to MS Patients

Parasitic worms could offer a new treatment hope for patients suffering from the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis, according to ...
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Multiple Sclerosis as the Flip Side of Immune Fitness

About half of the people with multiple sclerosis have the HLA-DR15 gene variant. A study has now shown how this genetic predisposition contributes to the development of the autoimmune disease ...

Not All Multiple Sclerosis-Like Diseases Are Alike

Scientists say some myelin-damaging disorders have a distinctive pathology that groups them into a unique disease ...

Dietary Interventions May Slow Onset of Inflammatory and Autoimmune Disorders

Significantly reducing dietary levels of the amino acid methionine could slow onset and progression of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis in high-risk individuals, ...

Living Near Major Roads Linked to Risk of Dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new ...

New Twist to Fight Against Autoimmune Diseases

Scientists an entirely new molecular process in mice that triggers T cell-driven inflammation and causes different auto-immune diseases. New research has implications for multiple sclerosis, type 1 ...

MS Linked to Variant of Common Herpes Virus

Researchers have developed a new method to separate between two different types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis. By analyzing antibodies in the blood ...

Industry Executives: Profits Drive Rising Prices for MS Drugs

Pharmaceutical industry executives, speaking confidentially, paint a frank picture of the rationale behind the price of medication available to people with multiple ...

Slowing the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Over 77,000 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis, a disease whose causes still remain unknown. Presently, they have no hope for a cure. Researchers have now identified a molecule named ALCAM ...

Scientists Find Molecular Key to Body Making Healthy T Cells

In a finding that could help lead to new therapies for immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and IBD, scientists report identifying a gene and family of proteins critical to the formation of mature ...

New Treatment May Reverse Celiac Disease

A phase 2 clinical trial using a new technology show it is possible to induce immune tolerance to gluten in individuals with celiac disease. After treatment with the technology, the patients were ...

Surprise Contributor to Multiple Sclerosis

The discovery suggests new avenues for devising treatments and is a vital step toward finding a ...

Genomic Map Implicates Broad Immune Cell Involvement in Multiple Sclerosis

In a study of 115,803 individuals, the authors have identified 233 sites or loci in the human genome that contribute to the onset of MS. This is the largest study to date in ...

Researchers Relate Neuropsychological Tests With Real-Life Activity in Multiple Sclerosis

To best serve the clinical needs of individuals with MS, neuropsychological testing needs to be viewed in larger context comprising non-cognitive variables, such as motor ability and demographic ...

AAN Recommends People 65+ Be Screened Yearly for Memory Problems

To help physicians provide the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is recommending physicians measure how frequently they complete annual ...

New App Offers Faster and Easier Assessment for Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers report they have developed and validated a tablet-based app that offers a faster, easier and more accurate way for health care providers who don't have specialized training to assess ...

Social Cognition, Mood and Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis

The researchers emphasized the preliminary nature of their findings and recommended further research in individuals with MS, as well in other populations with non-neurologic conditions, and healthy ...

Medicare Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Bear the Burden of Rising Drug Prices

In a decade, Medicare recipients saw a sevenfold increase in out of pocket costs for multiple sclerosis drugs. Spending on these drugs by Medicare itself increased by ...

Vegetable-Rich Diet Lowers Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Patients by Raising Good Cholesterol

Higher levels of blood high-density lipoprotein (HDL) -- or good cholesterol -- may improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients, according to a new ...

Smoldering Spots in the Brain May Signal Severe MS

Aided by a high-powered brain scanner and a 3D printer, researchers peered inside the brains of hundreds of multiple sclerosis patients and found that dark rimmed spots representing ongoing, ...

Forgotten Immune Cells Protective in Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis

A seldom-studied class of immune cells may reduce the friendly fire that drives autoimmune disease, according to a new study. Stimulating these protective cells could lead to new therapies for ...

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