Study: People With MS Have Double The Risk Of Early Death

New research indicates that people suffering from multiple sclerosis may have double the risk of dying early as compared to people without the said disease. Those who suffer from MS while at a younger age below 59 may even have three times the higher risk. Findings of the said study are published in the May 27 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers from the

Researchers Discover A New Treatment Target For MS

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease affecting the central nervous system that currently has no cure. People afflicted with this disease experience different symptoms including, numbness, nausea, paralysis, loss of vision as well as impaired balance. While there are treatments available, they all try to slow its progression and diminish the effects of its symptoms. Researchers have recently found a new trea

Drugs That Stimulate Brain Cell Regeneration Identified

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that is still without a cure. But researchers are continuing to finds other treatment methods in order to help sufferers better manage the disease. Recently, researchers have identified two drugs that may help treat MS by helping damaged brain cells regenerate. The effect was able to reverse the paralysis in a mice model of MS. Researchers from Case Western Reserve employed a new app

New Genetic Risk Factor For MS Found

There are still a lot of things that scientists do not know about multiple sclerosis. This intriguing auto-immune disease affecting the central nervous system still largely remains a puzzle and has evaded the discovery of a possible cure. But continuing studies have allowed scientists and medical experts to learn more about the disease and how it affects the body the way it does. Recent research has uncovered a pos

Coffee Drinking May Lower MS Risk

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that afflicts millions of people worldwide. The sad thing is that it does not yet have a cure. Scientists are working on trying to find ways to combat the disease in different ways. One of them is by trying to find ways to reduce the risk of developing the said disease. One of the recent studies indicate that drinking coffee may be able to help reduce the risk of MS. Researchers from

New MS Drug Target Found

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating disease that involves the body’s own immune system attacking the cells in the central nervous system. The immune cells attack the myelin in the nerve cells, the coating that insulates the cells and allow them to transmit electrical signals from the brain to the other parts of the body and vice versa. While the cause of multiple sclerosis largely remains unknown, scientists

Stem Cell Treatment More Effective In Severe MS

Multiple sclerosis is a type of disease that experts say affects the body’s own immune system. It is characterized by a condition which causes the body’s own immune cells to start attacking the myelin found in nerve cells, the insulation that allows the cells to transmit signals from the central nervous system down to the other parts of the body and vice versa. As the myelin begins to erode, it affects

Study: Gut Microbe May Reduce MS Risk In Women

Researchers have discovered that a common microbe found in the stomach may be related to MS risk, at least when it comes to women. The said study, which was published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, involved researchers testing a total of 550 people with confirmed MS and a comparison group of 299 healthy participants. The researchers looked for the presence of antibodies for a gut m

HPV Vaccine Not Linked To Increased MS Risk

There were some recent reports that seem to associate human papillomavirus or HPV vaccination to the development of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases. But a recent follow-up review of girls and women in Sweden and Denmark who received such a vaccination did not indicate any increased risk of MS. The findings of the study are found in the January 6 issue of the journal JAMA. Since the approval of t

Research Links Rogue Protein To MS

A team of researchers have identified a rogue protein linked to multiple sclerosis, a disease that causes the body’s own immune system to attack the central nervous system. They believe that this discovery could lead to a better understanding of diseases like MS and help develop new treatments for other similar neurodegenerative diseases. Scientists from the University of Surrey, University of Texas Medical C