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Multiple Sclerosis Research News
August 12, 2020

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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 ...

Scientists 'Re-Train' Immune System to Prevent Attack of Healthy Cells

The body's immune system can be re-wired to prevent it from recognising its own proteins which, when attacked by the body, can cause autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, a significant new ...

New Injection Technique May Boost Spinal Cord Injury Repair Efforts

Researchers describe a new method for delivering neural precursor cells to spinal cord injuries in rats, reducing the risk of further injury and boosting the propagation of potentially reparative ...

Molecular Switch for Repairing Central Nervous System Disorders

A molecular switch has the ability to turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers have discovered. The early research in ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Cell Types Affected in Brains of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Pinpointed

Scientists have discovered that a specific brain cell known as a 'projection neuron' has a central role to play in the brain changes seen in multiple sclerosis (MS). The research shows that ...

Gut Microbes Protect Against Neurologic Damage from Viral Infections

Gut microbes produce compounds that prime immune cells to destroy harmful viruses in the brain and nervous system, according to a mouse ...

Are the 'Viral' Agents of MS, ALS and Schizophrenia Buried in Our Genome?

What if the missing 'environmental' factor in some of our deadliest neurological diseases were really written in our genome? Researchers explain how viruses ended up in our DNA -- and what ...

Multiple Sclerosis: Discovery of a Mechanism Responsible for Chronic Inflammation

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. The defense system that usually protects patients from external aggression turns on its own cells and attacks them for reasons that are not yet ...

Fooling Nerve Cells Into Acting Normal

Scientists have discovered that a neuron's own electrical signal, or voltage, can indicate whether the neuron is functioning normally. If that voltage is absent, scientists say everything is ...

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