Posts Tagged ‘central nervous system’

Research Links Rogue Protein To MS

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

Researchers Discover How New MS Drug Works

Researchers Discover How New MS Drug Works

But it A new type of drug called dimethyl fumarate was recently approved in Europe as a basic treatment for multiple sclerosis. Various clinical studies have shown that it is effective in treating the symptoms of the said disease. But the underlying mode of action is not entirely known. But now, scientists from Bad Nauheim’s Max Planck

Multiple Sclerosis May Not Be An Autoimmune Disease

Multiple Sclerosis May Not Be An Autoimmune Disease

While multiple sclerosis may be considered as an autoimmune disease for a long time now, that view might change, in light of an article recently published in the December issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology.  According to the paper, MS might be considered as a metabolic disorder instead of as an autoimmune disease where

Researchers Discover New Type Of Spinal Cord Stem Cell

Researchers Discover New Type Of Spinal Cord Stem Cell

A team of researchers may have found a potential treatment approach using stem cells for conditions that affect the spinal cord or the central nervous system. They have discovered a type of spinal cord cell that can function as a stem cell. This can be sued to help regenerate damaged portions of the spinal cord