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Study shows that patients with or without cancer use different forms of marijuana
A new study shows that compared to other patients, cancer patients use different forms of medical marijuana for unique reasons. (2019-03-26)
Brain stem cells age faster in MS patients
Brain stem cells in people with the most severe form of multiple sclerosis look much older than they really are, according to a study led by UConn Health and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). (2019-03-25)
BMI, but not age at puberty, tied to risk of multiple sclerosis
Some studies have suggested that people who are younger when they enter puberty are more likely to later develop multiple sclerosis (MS). (2019-03-20)
Diattenuation imaging -- a promising imaging technique for brain research
A new imaging method provides structural information about brain tissue that was previously difficult to access. (2019-03-19)
Common treatment for multiple sclerosis may prolong life
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have found that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for patients. (2019-03-18)
Guardians of the synapse: Scientists identify a new role for nerve-supporting cells
Salk researchers have found, for the first time, that a blood-clotting protein can, unexpectedly, degrade nerves--and how nerve-supporting glial cells, including Schwann cells, provide protection. (2019-03-14)
Non-contrast MRI is effective in monitoring MS patients
Brain MRI without contrast agent is just as effective as the contrast-enhanced approach for monitoring disease progression in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study. (2019-03-12)
Pediatric onset multiple sclerosis study examines baffling, often-overlooked disease
Study examines families' functioning when a child is diagnosed with pediatric onset multiple sclerosis. (2019-03-07)
Vegan-based fasting diet reduces inflammatory bowel disease pathology in mice
Dietary modifications are frequently used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). (2019-03-05)
Soda, sugar-sweetened beverages linked to more severe symptoms for people with MS
For people with multiple sclerosis (MS), drinking around 290 calories per day of soda or other sugar-sweetened beverages, or the equivalent of about two cans of non-diet soda, may be tied to more severe symptoms and a higher level of disability compared to people with MS who seldom consume sugar-sweetened beverages, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, 2019. (2019-03-05)
Novel treatments offer new hope for patients with autoimmune disease
Researchers at University of Utah Health have developed a new approach that targets the misfunctioning immune cells while leaving normal immune cells in place. (2019-03-04)
Researchers identify how metabolites target brain-homing immune cells to treat MS
A newly published paper featured on the March cover of the journal Brain details how metabolites can be used to inhibit epigenetic mechanisms and effectively treat multiple sclerosis and a range of other diseases. (2019-02-28)
Could medical marijuana help grandma and grandpa with their ailments?
Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, 2019. (2019-02-28)
Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol may not improve thinking and memory
While drugs that lower blood pressure and cholesterol have been shown to be beneficial for heart health, a new study has found that two such drugs may not provide a similar benefit to the brain. (2019-02-27)
Do soccer players have an increased risk of ALS?
Playing professional soccer may be linked to an increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. (2019-02-27)
Disability progression in multiple sclerosis linked to income, education
Neighborhood income and education level is associated with risk of disability progression in patients with multiple sclerosis, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia. (2019-02-22)
Researchers develop new compound that offers superior therapeutic approach to treat MS
Previous studies have shown that estrogens and estrogen-like compounds reduce multiple sclerosis-like inflammation and disability in mice. (2019-02-20)
UBC researchers discover how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation
Researchers from the University of British Columbia have discovered how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation -- a finding that could lead to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. (2019-02-20)
Scientists create new map of brain's immune system
A team of researchers under the direction of the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg has created an entirely new map of the brain's own immune system in humans and mice. (2019-02-19)
Food allergies and multiple sclerosis: study reveals a new link
Investigating the correlation between allergy and inflammatory disease activity, a team of investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital has found new evidence connecting food allergies and relapses of multiple sclerosis. (2019-02-19)
Inflammation: Study explains loss of protective abilities of T cells
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) make sure that immune responses are not too strong and that inflammation is inhibited. (2019-02-18)
When good cells go bad: Regulating the ms-causing properties of Th17 cells
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases are characterized by localized inflammation in various tissues, including the brain. (2019-02-13)
Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to thinking and memory problems later
People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the Feb. (2019-02-13)
Drug-induced cellular membrane complexes induce cancer cell death
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology researchers at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina delved into the microscopic world of cell surface sphingolipids and discovered a new sub-cellular complex, as described in the January 2019 issue of Journal of Biological Chemistry. (2019-02-12)
Masterswitch discovered in body's immune system
Scientists have discovered a critical part of the body's immune system with potentially major implications for the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases affecting humans. (2019-02-11)
Two independent mechanisms are involved in tuberous sclerosis
The development of the rare condition called tuberous sclerosis involves mTORC1-dependent and -independent mechanisms. (2019-02-07)
Tak Mak lab discovers how the immune system 'thinks'
New research from the laboratory of cancer scientist Dr. Tak Mak, renowned for cloning the human T-cell receptor, has demonstrated that immune cells make brain chemicals to fight off infections. (2019-02-07)
Newly discovered immune cells play role in inflammatory brain diseases
Previously unknown cell types play a crucial role in brain autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis / Hopes for more specific therapeutic approaches less prone to side effects / Study published in the journal Science. (2019-02-05)
Connective tissue on the wrong road -- when organs start to scar
The increased deposition of connective tissue is a problem in chronic diseases of many organs. (2019-02-05)
What drives patients to use medical marijuana: mostly chronic pain
A new University of Michigan study seeks to understand whether people are using medical cannabis for evidence-based reasons. (2019-02-04)
Study: Medicare rules increase out-of-pocket costs of MS drugs
Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis face skyrocketing out-of-pocket costs for therapies due to complicated insurance rules that force them to pick up an increasing share of the cost, according to new research. (2019-02-04)
Multiple sclerosis: Perilous ruptures
The permanent neurological deficits of multiple sclerosis patients largely depend on the extent of degeneration of long nerve fibers. (2019-01-24)
Old cells repair damage in the brains of MS patients
A new study shows that there is a very limited regeneration of cells in the brain of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). (2019-01-23)
Study sheds light on brain cell changes in people with MS
Fresh insights into the types of cells found in the brains of people with multiple sclerosis could help develop improved therapies, research has found. (2019-01-23)
Multiple sclerosis -- Helping cells to help themselves
Diseases such as multiple sclerosis are characterized by damage to the 'myelin sheath', a protective covering wrapped around nerve cells akin to insulation around an electrical wire. (2019-01-22)
Are you a super pooper?
You may have heard that your gut bacteria or 'microbiome' outnumbers your own cells -- but did you know that your microbiome ... has its own microbiome? (2019-01-21)
FSU research sheds light on spinal cord injuries
A natural immune system response may be responsible for inflicting additional harm in the weeks and months after a spinal injury. (2019-01-21)
Blood test detects Alzheimer's damage before symptoms
A simple blood test reliably detects signs of brain damage in people on the path to developing Alzheimer's disease -- even before they show signs of confusion and memory loss, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-01-21)
Investigation evaluates effects of environmental exposures on neurologic disorders
New systematic approach keys in on environmental mechanisms that contribute to central nervous system inflammation, identifies herbicide linuron as inflammation activator (2019-01-17)
Protecting oligodendrocytes may reduce the impact of multiple sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating inflammatory disorder in which autoreactive T cells migrate into the central nervous tissue and damage oligodendrocytes and myelin, which protect nerve cells. (2019-01-16)
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