Posts Tagged ‘immune system’

Researchers Find Way To Tame Immune System in MS

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Multiple sclerosis is a challenging disease to diagnose and treat. But researchers are working hard in order to better understand the said disease and find different ways to treat it with more discoveries along the way. One of the more recent discoveries is finding a possible way of taming an erratic immune response associated with […]

Researchers Discover A New Treatment Target For MS

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. […]

New MS Drug Target Found

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Link Between Virus And MS Key For Future MS Treatments

Link Between Virus And MS Key For Future MS Treatments

Researchers may have found some proof regarding the link between virus and multiple sclerosis. Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London have shown in a study just how a particular virus can trick the immune system into triggering inflammation that can cause damage to the nerve cells in the brain which is typically what happens […]

New Anti-Inflammatory Agents Slow Down Overactive Immune Response

New Anti-Inflammatory Agents Slow Down Overactive Immune Response

Researchers from the Duke University Medical Center report of finding a new means to fight inflammation that leads to an overactive immune response with the use of polymer molecules. This discovery offers a new focus of potential treatment for inflammatory diseases associated with an overactive immune system such as multiple sclerosis and lupus. The discovery […]

Researchers Discover 29 New Genetic Variants Associated With MS

Researchers Discover 29 New Genetic Variants Associated With MS

Researchers have recently identified 29 new genetic variants that are linked to multiple sclerosis. Most of the genes identified are found relevant to the body’s immune system. This might help shed light on the various immunological pathways that may lead to the development of MS. The discovery doubles the number of genes that are associated […]

Compound Stops MS Progression In Animal Model

Compound Stops MS Progression In Animal Model

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida have developed a new class of compounds that have shown to effectively halt the progression of MS in animal models. This new class of highly selective compounds may just lead the way for the researchers to find other more effective therapeutic routes for multiple sclerosis in humans. […]