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Testing effects of glatiramer acetate and fingolimod in an infectious model of CNS immune surveillance

Testing effects of glatiramer acetate and fingolimod in an infectious model of CNS immune surveillance

Immune surveillance of the CNS is critical for preventing infections; however, there is no accepted experimental model to assess the risk of infection when utilizing disease-modifying agents. We tested two approved agents for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), [Read More]

Diffuse and Focal Corticospinal Tract Disease and Its Impact on Patient Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

Diffuse and Focal Corticospinal Tract Disease and Its Impact on Patient Disability in Multiple Sclerosis

CONCLUSIONSDTI at 3T shows that the impact of diffuse corticospinal tracts disease on sensory‐motor disability is greatly mediated by focal lesions in MS. (Source: Journal of Neuroimaging) [Read More]

Jugular Venous Flow Abnormalities in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Compared to Normal Controls

Jugular Venous Flow Abnormalities in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Compared to Normal Controls

CONCLUSIONAfter categorizing the MS population into two groups based upon anatomical stenosis, as determined from an absolute quantification of IJV cross section, clear differences in IJV flow between the ST‐MS and HC samples became evident. Despite the unknown etiology [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]