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Exploring the human tear fluid: discovery of new biomarkers in multiple sclerosis

Exploring the human tear fluid: discovery of new biomarkers in multiple sclerosis

Conclusions and clinical relevanceThis study supports the concept that modifications of the tear proteome can reflect biological abnormalities associated with multiple sclerosis and perhaps other inflammatory conditions affecting the CNS. In addition, [Read More]

GW Pharmaceuticals obtains Swiss approval for Sativex

GW Pharmaceuticals obtains Swiss approval for Sativex

GW Pharmaceuticals has received full marketing authorisation from the Swiss authorities for its prescription medicine Sativex to treat moderate to severe spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who have not responded to other medications. (Source: Pharmaceutical [Read More]

Marijuana treatments for autoimmune disorders

Marijuana treatments for autoimmune disorders

Researchers from the University of South Carolina say that tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal constituent of marijuana, may have another medical use - treating those with autoimmune disorders.Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is known to have analgesic effects so can be used to [Read More]

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Myelin formation, limb function restored in MS mouse models

Myelin formation, limb function restored in MS mouse models

Researchers reveal how a microRNA regenerated myelin - the protective coating of nerve fibers - in mice with multiple [Read More]

Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk

Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk

A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple [Read More]

UVA researchers discover unexpected interaction between men’s testes and immune system

UVA researchers discover unexpected interaction between men’s testes and immune system

The University of Virginia School of Medicine has again shown that a part of the body thought to be disconnected from [Read More]

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

Antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs can effectively treat diabetic nerve pain, research finds

A federal health agency has found certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively [Read More]

Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals

Women have statistically lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men, study reveals

The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers [Read More]