Posts Tagged ‘autoimmune diseases’

Study: Gut Microbe May Reduce MS Risk In Women

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

New MS Vaccine Shows Promise

New MS Vaccine Shows Promise

Researchers from Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR) are looking into a potential vaccine that may show promise in treating or preventing multiple sclerosis. If the findings come out as expected, this may well be a significant first since it may be able to target MS early and preserve the immune system from doing much

Link Between Worm Infections And Treatment Of MS, Other Autoimmune Diseases Found

Link Between Worm Infections And Treatment Of MS, Other Autoimmune Diseases Found

A study conducted by researchers from Monash University may be able to explain how a worm infection can effectively treat a number of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and lupus. The researchers have identified a molecule in parasitic worms that may help explain this unusual effect. The findings are published in

Researchers Identify Master Switch For Myelination In Stem Cells

Researchers Identify Master Switch For Myelination In Stem Cells

Researchers from the University of Buffalo have identified a master switch that triggers the myelination process in the brain. This offers hope for people stricken with multiple sclerosis, a disease characterized by damage to the myelin sheath in nerve cells. The findings are published in the online journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Mechanism That Worsens MS During Infection Onset Found

Mechanism That Worsens MS During Infection Onset Found

Researchers may have found the reason why autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis may worsen at the onset of infection. Scientists from the University of Nottingham discovered a molecular mechanism that may be behind the worsening of MS and other autoimmune diseases when an infection besets an individual suffering from such diseases. The findings were

Study Suggests Compound in Chinese Root Extract Effective In Treating MS, Other Autoimmune Diseases

Study Suggests Compound in Chinese Root Extract Effective In Treating MS, Other Autoimmune Diseases

Herbal medicine has been used since ancient times to treat certain diseases and ailments. Scientists are closely looking into the molecular mechanism behind some remedies used in traditional herbal medicine to further determine their effectiveness in treating certain diseases. Researchers have closely looked into a 2,000 year-old Chinese herbal remedy for malaria and discovered that

Research Identifies Vitamin D Function In Combating MS

Research Identifies Vitamin D Function In Combating MS

Scientists and researchers have known for years about the link between vitamin D and MS. But what they don’t know is that how exactly the said vitamin works in trying to prevent multiple sclerosis. They do not have any idea about the underlying mechanism that may be involved. A recent research may now help them

Potential MS Therapy May Damage Brain Cells

Potential MS Therapy May Damage Brain Cells

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease with no cure so far. What sufferers can depend on to deal with their condition is using MS therapy in order to live more normal lives. But researchers has recently discovered that a relatively new type of MS therapy may also damage and kill brain cells. Researchers at the

Scientists Block Immune Cells From Brain, Prevents MS Symptoms

Scientists Block Immune Cells From Brain, Prevents MS Symptoms

Scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have successfully blocked immune cells from entering the brain in mice suffering from a condition similar to multiple sclerosis. The researchers believed this to be a valuable breakthrough in the fight against MS. The study also introduced a possible compound currently in development for

Psoriasis Medication Offers Hope For MS Treatment

Psoriasis Medication Offers Hope For MS Treatment

Researchers from the Ruhr University Hospital in Bochum are suggesting that medication used to treat severe psoriasis may also be used to help treat multiple sclerosis. Fumaric acid salts have long been known as an effective treatment for psoriasis. Researchers also say that it may offer some favorable effects in treating multiple sclerosis as well.