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Marijuana Compounds May Protect Against MS Damage

Marijuana Compounds May Protect Against MS Damage

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that is still without cure. Treatments available only serve to address the various symptoms that the disease may exhibit. One of the more controversial treatments involves the use of marijuana. Recent studies seem to bolster the fact that it may help in MS treatment. According to researchers from Tel Aviv

Study Links MS To Different Area Of The Brain

Study Links MS To Different Area Of The Brain

A study has suggested evidence that MS may not only cause damage as a result of the visible lesions that the said disease can create. It may also affect other areas of the brain responsible for cognitive, motor as well as sensory functions. The results of the study are published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Study Suggests Starving Immune Cells Slows Down MS Damage

Study Suggests Starving Immune Cells Slows Down MS Damage

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that is brought about by damage done to the myelin sheath, the protective layer that surrounds nerve cells. It leads to the nerve cells experiencing impaired ability to send signals from the brain to the other parts of the body and vice versa, resulting in physical and neurological disabilities.

Antibody Testing Found To Detect MS Damage Earlier

Antibody Testing Found To Detect MS Damage Earlier

A recent study has found a way to detect MS earlier than current diagnostic tools used. It was discovered by immunologists at the University of California-Irvine. The said study appears on the online Journal of Immunology. Researchers at UCI have found that testing for increased levels of antibodies that inhibit energy production in neurons also

Eye Test Found To Measure MS Damage

Eye Test Found To Measure MS Damage

Researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Texas have found promise in a simple eye test in diagnosing multiple sclerosis at its very early stages. The said eye test is quick and painless and may also be used to track the effectiveness of treatments for the disease. The eye measurement technique, called optical coherence