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Cholesterol: A necessary evil from a multiple sclerosis perspective

Cholesterol: A necessary evil from a multiple sclerosis perspective

Abstract Cholesterol and lipid are essential component of nerve cells. They are found in abundant quantities in the brain, with the largest pool of free cholesterol in the myelin sheath, a crucial component taking part in electrochemical conduction along the axons. However, [Read More]

6‐sulfo LacNAc+ dendritic cells accumulate in various inflammatory, but not ischemic conditions of the central nervous system

6‐sulfo LacNAc+ dendritic cells accumulate in various inflammatory, but not ischemic conditions of the central nervous system

This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology) [Read More]

Multiple sclerosis – New treatment modalities.

Multiple sclerosis – New treatment modalities.

Authors: Totaro R, Di Carmine C, Marini C, Carolei A Abstract Ever since the introduction of the first disease modifying therapies, the concept of multiple sclerosis treatment algorithms developed ceaselessly. The increasing number of available drugs is paralleled by [Read More]

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Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Study provides deeper understanding on mechanisms of lipid-based autoimmune disease

Phospholipids - fat molecules that form the membranes found around cells - make up almost half of the dry weight of [Read More]

OHSU’s Robertson on coming to grips with his diagnosis

OHSU’s Robertson on coming to grips with his diagnosis

After learning that he has multiple sclerosis, Dr. Joe Robertson was in denial. Then he realized there was no other [Read More]

Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis

Concussion in teens increase risk of multiple sclerosis

Researchers from Orebro University in Sweden studied the connection between concussions and multiple sclerosis. They [Read More]

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

Phys Ed: Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk

A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple [Read More]

Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells

Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells

(Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf) A scientific collaboration between stem cell researchers of the [Read More]