Posts Tagged ‘multiple sclerosis treatment’

Scientists Successfully Convert Umbilical Stem Cells Into Other Cells

Scientists Successfully Convert Umbilical Stem Cells Into Other Cells

Stem cell treatment is considered a controversial form of treatment in that it was once believed that it requires embryonic stem cells in order to be possible, which has become an issue of ethical debate. But not anymore. Researchers may have discovered a means to convert stem cells found in umbilical cords into other types

MS Drug Reduces Relapse Rate By Half In Late Stage Trial

MS Drug Reduces Relapse Rate By Half In Late Stage Trial

A new multiple sclerosis drug has been showing quite a promise in reducing relapse rates in people who suffer from the said disease. The experimental MS drug called alemtuzumab (Lemtrada) from Genzyme has been showing that it can reduce relapse rates of MS by as much as 50 percent. It is also seen to be

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.