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Kazan University Clinic testing biodegradable plant-based implants
The prosthetics technology is based on potato and corn materials which serve as 'food' for the replaced tissues and can be slowly absorbed by the patient's own tissue. (2019-06-19)
People with multiple physical conditions have faster brain decline, higher suicide risk
Researchers have developed a way to measure the impact of living with multiple chronic illnesses - a situation called multimorbidity. (2019-06-19)
Study compares cognitive outcomes in patients with MS based on disease onset
Adults who had pediatric-onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) before they were 18 were more likely to have greater cognitive consequences than patients who developed MS as adults. (2019-06-17)
Scientists edge closer to root causes of multiple sclerosis
An international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia has made a scientific advance they hope will lead to the development of preventative treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS). (2019-06-06)
Obesity worsens disability in multiple sclerosis
Obesity is an aggravating factor in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, the most common form of the disease. (2019-06-05)
Nanotechnology treatment shows promise against multiple sclerosis
A nanotechnology treatment derived from bone marrow stem cells has reversed multiple sclerosis symptoms in mice and could eventually be used to help humans, according to a new study led by University of California, Irvine researchers. (2019-06-05)
Brain disorder leaves lasting legacy of disability, study finds
Four out of five people with a hidden brain condition that causes limb weakness or paralysis experience lasting physical difficulties. (2019-06-05)
Killing the unkillable cancer cells
We all know someone affected by the battle against cancer. (2019-06-04)
Phosphorylation of Regnase-1 lets IL-17 run amok
A research team led by Osaka University found that the cytokine interleukin (IL)-17 triggers the phosphorylation of mRNA-degrading enzyme Regnase-1, resulting in excessive inflammation. (2019-06-03)
Depression sufferers at risk of multiple chronic diseases
Women who experience symptoms of depression are at risk of developing multiple chronic diseases, research led by The University of Queensland has found. (2019-05-30)
Support needed for multiple-birth families to improve outcomes
Having multiple-birth babies can be a time of wonder and excitement, however, according to the first-ever international collaborative report released today, these babies and their families can face serious disadvantages compared to parents of single-birth babies. (2019-05-26)
Deletion in mouse neutrophils offers clues to pathogenesis in multiple sclerosis
A mouse model called experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, or EAE, is used to discover disease mechanisms that may translate into treatments for patients with multiple sclerosis. (2019-05-24)
Bipolar disorder may be linked to Parkinson's disease
People who have bipolar disorder may be more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease than people who do not have bipolar disorder, according at a study published in the May 22, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-05-22)
Global agreement reached on standards for clinical trials in children with MS
The International Pediatric MS Study Group -- a group of care providers and researchers looking to optimize worldwide care, education and research in pediatric multiple sclerosis -- was convened with sponsorship by the National MS Society and the MS Society of Canada. (2019-05-21)
Tumor-suppressing protein may be novel target in PAH therapy
In addition to suppressing tumors, the protein tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2) may play a role in preventing or treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). (2019-05-19)
Jawless fish take a bite out of the blood-brain barrier
A jawless parasitic fish could help lead the way to more effective treatments for multiple brain ailments, including cancer, trauma and stroke. (2019-05-15)
How stressed-out bacteria may trigger autoimmune response
Stressful life events most likely contribute to autoimmune diseases, but scientists don't have a deep understanding of the underlying chain of events. (2019-05-14)
Multiple sclerosis: Discovery of a mechanism responsible for chronic inflammation
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. The defense system that usually protects patients from external aggression turns on its own cells and attacks them for reasons that are not yet known. (2019-05-10)
Fooling nerve cells into acting normal
In a new study, scientists at the University of Missouri have discovered that a neuron's own electrical signal, or voltage, can indicate whether the neuron is functioning normally. (2019-05-09)
Study finds biomarker of CTE in some former athletes with multiple concussions
In a group of former professional athletes who experienced multiple concussions, a new study has found that approximately half the group had higher than normal levels of a protein called tau in their cerebrospinal fluid, the fluid surrounding the brain and spine. (2019-05-08)
A new culprit for multiple sclerosis relapses
A molecule that helps blood clot may also play a role in multiple sclerosis relapses, researchers report in the May 6, 2019 issue of PNAS. (2019-05-07)
Pigment-producing stem cells can regenerate vital part of nervous system
Neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) affect millions of people worldwide and occur when parts of the nervous system lose function over time. (2019-05-06)
Study shows drug reduces risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica
The drug eculizumab, a synthetic antibody that inhibits the inflammatory response, significantly reduced the risk of relapse with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD). (2019-05-03)
Blood pressure drug shows no benefit in Parkinson's disease
A study of a blood pressure drug does not show any benefit for people with Parkinson's disease, according to findings released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4-10, 2019. (2019-05-02)
Out-of-pocket costs for neurologic medications rise sharply over 12 years
The amount of money people pay out-of-pocket for drugs to treat neurologic conditions like multiple sclerosis, dementia and Parkinson's disease has risen sharply over 12 years, with the most dramatic increase for multiple sclerosis (MS) medications, according to a study published in the May 1, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-05-01)
Experimental drug shows promise for genetic form of ALS
An early stage trial of an investigational therapy for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) suggests that people could tolerate the experimental drug and, in exploratory results, the experimental drug was linked to possible slower progression in people with a genetic form of the disease caused by mutations in a gene called superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1). (2019-05-01)
New research offers insight into the proteins in the brain that detect cannabis
Researchers at the University of Bristol have made new progress in understanding how cannabinoid receptors (CB1Rs), the proteins that detect the active components of marijuana, are controlled in the brain. (2019-04-30)
Guidelines proposed for newly defined Alzheimer's-like brain disorder
A recently recognized brain disorder called limbic-predominant age-related TDP-43 encephalopathy, or LATE, mimics clinical features of Alzheimer's disease. (2019-04-30)
Tel Aviv university study paves way for innovative treatment of epilepsy
Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that a drug commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis may, after necessary modifications, one day be used to treat patients with epilepsy. (2019-04-29)
Biological machinery of cell's 'executioner' yields secrets of its control
Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital structural biologists have discovered how the cell switches on an executioner mechanism called necroptosis that induces damaged or infected cells to commit suicide to protect the body. (2019-04-26)
Hypersociability in Williams syndrome result of Myelination deficits
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that gene deletion or deficiency in neurons is responsible for the abnormal hypersocial behavior associated with Williams syndrome (WS), a rare disorder affecting 1 in 10,000 people around the world. (2019-04-24)
Multiple myeloma: DNA rearrangement may predict poor outcomes
In multiple myeloma, Ig lambda translocations may indicate poor outcomes and resistance to immunomodulatory drugs such as lenalidomide. (2019-04-23)
More evidence that blood tests can detect the risk of Alzheimer's
A new study confirms that a simple blood test can reveal whether there is accelerating nerve cell damage in the brain. (2019-04-23)
Study shows promise in repairing damaged myelin
A new study shows that a synthetic molecule developed by Oregon Health & Science University scientists stimulates repair of the protective sheath that covers nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. (2019-04-18)
Vitamin D study sheds light on immune system effects
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have uncovered fresh insights into how vitamin D affects the immune system and might influence susceptibility to diseases such as multiple sclerosis. (2019-04-17)
Measuring brain activity in milliseconds possible through new research
Researchers from King's College London, Harvard and INSERM-Paris have discovered a new way to measure brain function in milliseconds using magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). (2019-04-17)
Body mass index may play a significant role in the progression of multiple sclerosis
A newly published paper in the Lancet journal EBioMedicine identifies a link between high levels of blood lipids and worsening of disease in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who are overweight or obese. (2019-04-11)
High-strength MRI tracks MS progression
The development of scars, or lesions, in the brain's cortical gray matter is a powerful predictor of neurological disability for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new study. (2019-04-09)
Researchers reveal novel therapeutic strategy for ALS
Researchers from the Institute of Neuroscience and their collaborators revealed a new cellular mechanism for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), suggested a novel therapeutic strategy targeting the RNA degradation pathway, and identified an asthma drug as a potential medication for ALS. (2019-04-09)
Study of multiple sclerosis patients shows 18 percent misdiagnosed
A recent study found that nearly 18 percent of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis before being referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment actually had been misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease. (2019-04-08)
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