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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 […]

Gene Therapy Developed To Boost Myelin Repair

Gene Therapy Developed To Boost Myelin Repair

Demyelinating diseases like multiple sclerosis are known to be a result of damage to the insulating material around nerve cells called myelin. Such diseases may cause not only the myelin to become damaged in the process but also damage the specialized cells whose function is to repair this important insulation material for nerve cells. This […]

Saffron Ingredient Show MS Treatment Potential

Saffron Ingredient Show MS Treatment Potential

Researchers from the University of Alberta have discovered a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis found in the ancient Persian spice saffron. It may also provide a potential treatment for a number of other diseases that may involve neuroinflammation. The findings were recently published in The Journal of Immunology. Chris Power and his team of researchers […]

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. […]

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. […]

Biological Switch That Enables Stem Cells To Regenerate Myelin Found

Biological Switch That Enables Stem Cells To Regenerate Myelin Found

Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating condition that is characterized by damage to the myelin sheath, the insulating layer that protect nerve fibers in the brain to enable efficient communication between the nerve cells and the brain in the central nervous system. A possible MS treatment that researchers look into aim to identify ways to repair […]

Possible New Cause, Treatment Of MS Found

Possible New Cause, Treatment Of MS Found

Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide. But the mystery behind its cause still perplexes scientists that a cure for it remains quite elusive. What most researchers are trying to focus on is by trying to understand MS better and trying to discover what exactly causes it. By trying to target […]

Regeneration Blockers May Affect Myelin Levels

Regeneration Blockers May Affect Myelin Levels

Many researchers have known that a number of neuronal diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be connected to the level of myelin in the body. Myelin is an insulating substance known to protect nerve fibers. People with MS are known to experience myelin damage, although the actual causes of such a disease remain unknown. Researchers […]

Protein May Help Repair Brain Damage Caused By MS

Protein May Help Repair Brain Damage Caused By MS

A study suggests that a type of protein that helps build the brain in infants and children may also be able to help in the effort to restore damage in the brain caused by multiple sclerosis. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a protein known as CXCR4 is […]