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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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Study Finds That Use of Health Care Increases Well Before an MS Diagnosis, Offering New Leads to Ear

Study Finds That Use of Health Care Increases Well Before an MS Diagnosis, Offering New Leads to Ear

See more here: Study Finds That Use of Health Care Increases Well Before an MS Diagnosis, Offering New Leads to Ear [Read More]

People with multiple sclerosis begin to show symptoms much earlier than previously thought

People with multiple sclerosis begin to show symptoms much earlier than previously thought

People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier [Read More]

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Research shows potential way to limit damage to the brain caused by seizure disorder

Tiny vesicles isolated from adult mesenchymal stem cells and administered intranasally can limit the damage to the [Read More]

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

Preliminary study reveals promising results of new treatment for progressive MS

A small, preliminary study may show promise of a new type of treatment for progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). [Read More]

Study provides evidence that virtual reality could help prevent falls in elderly people

Study provides evidence that virtual reality could help prevent falls in elderly people

Every year, falls lead to hospitalization or death for hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans. Standard clinical [Read More]