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Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing a wide range of symptoms including problems with muscle movement, balance and vision. There is currently no cure for MS, but there are a number of treatments that can help. Treat

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Does vitamin D level at birth predict risk of MS?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from Denmark have found that there may be a link between maternal vitamin D levels and the risk of multiple sclerosis in offspring.

Mapping the biology of drug-resistant multiple sclerosis

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Mouse study reveals promising new directions for diagnosis and treatment.For more than 15 years, people suffering from multiple sclerosis have relied on a drug called interferon-beta to prevent...

Northerly climes linked to younger age for start of multiple sclerosis symptoms

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

Each 10o increase associated with 10 month earlier onset in those of European descent.

Multiple sclerosis drug could reverse physical symptoms

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

A drug that is used to treat multiple sclerosis - alemtuzumab - has been found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by relapsing-remitting MS.

Running triggers brain repair and extends life in mouse model

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

Breaking research finds that, in an animal model, exercise can strengthen damaged circuits and help unhealthy neurons work more efficiently.

Exercise does not reduce multiple sclerosis risk

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

The full range of risk factors for MS are not yet known. Breaking research shows that one contender - level of physical exercise - seems unlikely.

TSRI study illuminates how mystery MS drug works

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PST

A study by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has helped to de-mystify the molecular workings of the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Tecfidera®.

Multiple sclerosis: Progression-reduction drug in the pipeline

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Research has found that experimental drug, laquinimod, could potentially reduce the progression and may even prevent the development of multiple sclerosis.

Lipoic acid shows great potential as a disease modifying treatment for secondary progressive MS

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PST

Promising early results on the potential benefits of lipoic acid in secondary progressive MS were presented at the 32nd Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple...

Predicting the severity of multiple sclerosis

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Cells in the immune system of patients with multiple sclerosis behave differently from those of healthy individuals.

Virtually reality simplifies early diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PST

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Siberian State Medical University are developing an early diagnosis system for neurodegenerative disorders.

Multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis study supports improved education of clinicians

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PST

A number of common conditions are mistaken for multiple sclerosis (MS), a disabling central nervous system disease, say researchers at four academic medical centers across the U.

MS: Treating earliest signs reduces risk of diagnosis, relapse

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest treating the earliest signs of multiple sclerosis with interferon beta-1b could reduce the risk of diagnosis and reduce relapse rate.

Changes uncovered in the gut bacteria of patients with multiple sclerosis

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 02:00:00 PST

Study finds alterations in the gut microbiomes of treated and untreated MS patients.

Effect of cholesterol medicine on inflammatory diseases mapped

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PST

The cholesterol medicine simvastatin, which is one of the most commonly used pharmaceuticals in the world, also has a beneficial effect on the immune defence system with regard to diseases such as...

Could the gut microbiome be a new therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis?

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 04:00:00 PST

An increasing number of clinical studies are pointing to a link between the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis (MS) and the composition of microbes in the human gut, sparking new research on the...

New treatment authorised in UK for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 04:00:00 PST

Once-monthly, self-injected treatment offers new option for people living with active disease.

Recognizing the Signs of Multiple Sclerosis Exacerbation

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn all about the signs of multiple sclerosis exacerbations. These relapses in symptoms vary in severity and are different from person to person.

Advanced Multiple Sclerosis: What to Expect

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about the end stage of advanced multiple sclerosis. This article looks at the symptoms and treatment options for people with end stage MS.

Obesity and multiple sclerosis: Is there a causal relationship?

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new study shows that genetically elevated BMI is linked with risk of MS, 'providing evidence for a causal role for obesity in MS etiology.'

Discovery of four new risk genes associated with multiple sclerosis

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PST

Indications of an interplay between genetic and environmental factors.Scientists of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have identified four new...

Cerebral microbleeds in MS are associated with increased risk for disability

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PST

An important predictor of dementia may also point to significant disability in multiple sclerosis, a new UB study finds.

What's the Connection Between Multiple Sclerosis and the JC Virus?

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PST

JC virus is a typically harmless virus. In some people with multiple sclerosis, however, it could lead to a potentially life-threatening condition.

In MS, can better sleep improve cognition?

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PST

Multiple sclerosis looks different from person to person. In many individuals, though, the difficulty in maintaining a sense of self and in keeping up intellectually can be the disease's most...

New MS treatment shows promise, but experts urge caution

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PST

A new way of combining chemo- and stem-cell therapy benefits 23 out of 24 patients with multiple sclerosis, but it entails a risk of serious complications.