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MS Model Mice Regain Mobility After Stem Cell Treatment

MS Model Mice Regain Mobility After Stem Cell Treatment

Researchers from University of Utah and the University of California-Irvine and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown in mice models of MS that implanting human stem cells into their spinal cords allowed them to run and walk. The results of the said study are published in the journal Stem Cell Reports. Multiple sclerosis is

Low Fat Diet May Ease Fatigue Associated With MS

Low Fat Diet May Ease Fatigue Associated With MS

New research indicates that multiple sclerosis patients who eat a plant-based low fat diet for a year experience lesser MS-related fatigue symptoms at the end of the year compared to MS patients who do not follow a similar diet. The findings were recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in

Connection Between Body Temperature and Relapsing-remitting MS, Fatigue Seen

Connection Between Body Temperature and Relapsing-remitting MS, Fatigue Seen

Researchers from the Kessler Foundation has shown for the first time that relapsing-remitting MS or RRMS can lead to a patient having an elevated body temperature. The same condition is also linked to worse fatigue. Findings of the study are published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The study involved a total of

Researchers Discover How Vitamin D May Benefit MS

Researchers Discover How Vitamin D May Benefit MS

There has been an ongoing debate as to how vitamin D may benefit people suffering from multiple sclerosis. Studies have shown that this nutrient offers a means to prevent or ease the symptoms of the disease. But the scientists do not know the underlying reasons behind it. The association was based on the observation that

Increased Iron Levels In Brain Seen In People With MS

Increased Iron Levels In Brain Seen In People With MS

New imaging research conducted by researchers from the University of Western Ontario in Canada has provided the means to determine whether iron deposits in the brain comes as a cause or a consequence of multiple sclerosis. In addition, the researchers have also shed more light on the so-called liberation therapy for MS and its ineffectivity

Study Suggests Activity Video Games May Help Ease MS Symptoms

Study Suggests Activity Video Games May Help Ease MS Symptoms

Multiple sclerosis can be a debilitating disease. It can affect the level of physical activity and mobility of a person. Some patients may require some form of physical therapy in order to improve their movement. For some patients, this can be quite a challenge. Recent research indicates that MS patients can choose to play video

Researchers Identify MS Patients Vulnerable To Drug Related Brain Infection

Researchers Identify MS Patients Vulnerable To Drug Related Brain Infection

An MS drug known as natalizumab, also known for its brand name Tysabri, has been linked to the development of a rare brain infection that can prove to be deadly. Now, researchers from Biogen Idec, makers of the said drug, said that it has identified which MS patients are more likely vulnerable to developing the

Smoking Marijuana Reduces Some MS Symptoms

Smoking Marijuana Reduces Some MS Symptoms

A study by researchers from the University of California have suggested that smoking an opiate like marijuana may be able to help treat spasticity, a common symptom that affects patients with MS. Researchers from the UC San Diego School of Medicine conducted a placebo controlled trial which indicated that smoking pot may help MS patients

Blocking An Enzyme Can Slow Down MS

Blocking An Enzyme Can Slow Down MS

Nearly a decade ago, researchers from Mayo Clinic has found an enzyme that is always present in brain lesions and blood samples in people with MS. Now, they have discovered that using an antibody to neutralize the said enzyme can also help slow down multiple sclerosis is mice. The findings of the study are published

Study Indicates Omega 3 Fatty Acids No Beneficial Effects On MS

Study Indicates Omega 3 Fatty Acids No Beneficial Effects On MS

With MS being quite a puzzling disease with out a cure yet in sight, people have considered other supposed treatments that help minimize the symptoms of the disease. One of the treatments that people with MS usually consider is taking omega 3 fatty acid supplements. But a recent study showed that it might not actually