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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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Nerve fibers regenerated with molecular mix

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research finds that a 'cocktail' of molecules regenerates neuronal axons, restoring fine motor skills in mice that had spinal cord injury or stroke.

Why does the flu trigger MS relapse? Study investigates

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have unearthed new information that may explain why the flu can increase the risk of relapse for patients with multiple sclerosis.

Could probiotics help to fight multiple sclerosis?

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Multiple sclerosis, a debilitating autoimmune disease, is difficult to treat. New research looking at the role of gut bacteria offers new hope.

Evoked potential test and results

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Evoked potential tests are used to help identify and diagnose a range of conditions which affect the nervous system, including multiple sclerosis.

Demyelination: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Demyelination is damage to the myelin layer, or the protective coating of nerve cells. This can lead to neurological problems including slow reflexes.

Multiple sclerosis: Resistance training may reduce brain atrophy

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Resistance training twice per week for 6 months may reduce brain atrophy in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, new study reveals.

Swank diet: Does it help with multiple sclerosis?

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is the Swank diet, and how might it help treat multiple sclerosis? We look at the origin of the Swank diet, how it works, and the benefits and risks.

Hyposmia: Causes, treatment, and related conditions

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 03:00:00 PDT

Hyposmia is a term describing partial or complete loss of the sense of smell. Learn about the causes, how it is treated, and related conditions.

MS risk reduced by breast-feeding, study suggests

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Mothers who breast-feed for 15 months over the course of one or more pregnancies have a reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis, study finds.

Questionnaires can be a good predictor of survival rates in multiple sclerosis

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The way in which patients with multiple sclerosis answer questionnaires could help to predict their survival rate from the disease, a study has found.

Multiple sclerosis: Antioxidant may slow disease progression

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal that lipoic acid - an over-the-counter antioxidant - helped to reduce whole brain atrophy in patients with secondary progressive MS.

Best multiple sclerosis blogs

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Multiple sclerosis blogs are both helpful and inspirational for people affected by the disease. We have selected the 10 best multiple sclerosis blogs.

Previously unpublished trial data explain effects and side effects of key MS drug

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Alemtuzumab is a highly effective drug for multiple sclerosis, approved in more than 60 countries and used by more than 12,000 patients worldwide.

Common acne medication offers new treatment for multiple sclerosis

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Study results offer safe and affordable treatment option.A Canadian clinical trial led by researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), at the Cumming School of...

MS vs. ALS: Differences, causes, and treatment

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:00:00 PDT

MS and ALS both affect the central nervous system, but in different ways. Learn about the key differences between the two, specific symptoms, and outlook.

Researchers uncover potential risks of common MS treatment

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used multiple sclerosis drug.

Loss of spinal nerve fibres not the only cause of disability in multiple sclerosis

Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

It is commonly thought that in MS, the loss of axons (nerve fibres) contributes to the chronic disability found in many patients.

Relapsing-remitting MS: Alemtuzumab boosts outcomes for black patients

Sat, 06 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A trial reveals that the drug alemtuzumab may improve outcomes for black patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, who are often understudied.

Scientists step closer to finding cause of multiple sclerosis

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that too much of a protein called Rab32 disrupts mitochondria function, resulting in the toxicity seen in brain cells of people with MS.

Multiple sclerosis: Novel immunotherapy reverses paralysis in mice

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers have discovered a way to dampen abnormal immune responses in mouse models of MS, restoring the rodents' ability to walk.

FDA approves new drug to treat multiple sclerosis

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) to treat adult patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).

Myelin formation, limb function restored in MS mouse models

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how a microRNA regenerated myelin - the protective coating of nerve fibers - in mice with multiple sclerosis, restoring limb function.

Researchers find new gene interaction associated with increased MS risk

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The University of Texas...

Researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Queen's University Belfast scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair - a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionise the treatment...

MS: Treatments to reverse myelin damage step closer with brain repair study

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Mouse study reveals that regulatory T cells not only help to control immune system but can also stimulate regrowth of myelin, which is destroyed in MS.