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Blood–brain barrier and neurological diseases

Blood–brain barrier and neurological diseases

Abstract The blood–brain barrier (BBB), an anatomically and functionally unique structure, maintains the homeostasis of the central nervous system (CNS) by maintaining the optimal ionic environment for neuronal function and transporting trophins or nutrients, as well as [Read More]

Restless legs syndrome in psoriasis: an unexpected comorbidity

Restless legs syndrome in psoriasis: an unexpected comorbidity

Conclusions Our findings indicate an increased frequency of RLS in patients with psoriasis, suggesting screening patients with psoriasis for the presence of RLS as a well-treatable co-morbidity. (Source: European Journal of Dermatology) [Read More]

Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 3 in a multiple sclerosis patient

Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 3 in a multiple sclerosis patient

We present the case of a 37‐year‐old Japanese man diagnosed with MS and Graves’ disease at 22 years‐of‐age. Interferon‐β‐1b therapy, which he had previously discontinued for 10 years, was restarted for MS at 35 years‐of‐age. After the therapy, he [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]