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Multiple Sclerosis News
October 20, 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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Study Shows Promise in Repairing Damaged Myelin

A new study shows that a synthetic molecule stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The study demonstrates in mice that a synthetic molecule ...

Do Minerals Play a Role in Development of Multiple Sclerosis?

Some studies have suggested that minerals such as zinc and iron may play a role in how multiple sclerosis (MS) progresses, once people have been diagnosed with it. But little was known about whether ...

Researchers Optimize Aptamer With Enhanced Myelin-Binding Properties for MS Treatment

A new study has demonstrated the enhanced ability of an optimized 20-nucleotide derivative of a larger DNA aptamer to bind myelin in a mouse model of multiple ...

Common Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis May Prolong Life

Researchers have found that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for ...

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