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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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Nose2Brain project aims to develop better therapy for multiple sclerosis

Nose2Brain project aims to develop better therapy for multiple sclerosis

Medically active substances are normally distributed via the blood - either directly by injection into the bloodstream [Read More]

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma

A SIMPLE eye test could help solve the biggest global cause of irreversible blindness, glaucoma. In clinical trials, [Read More]

Novel Protein Identified Inside Cells During MS Inflammation May Help Explain Nerve Damage

Novel Protein Identified Inside Cells During MS Inflammation May Help Explain Nerve Damage

/About-the-Society/News/Novel-Protein-Identified-Inside-Cells-During-MS-In [Read More]

Study provides preliminary evidence that Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut

Study provides preliminary evidence that Parkinson’s disease may start in the gut

Parkinson's disease may start in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, according to a study published in [Read More]

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Brain’s ability to rewire after injury can lead to long-term strains

Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable [Read More]