Decreasing the amount of Reelin significantly protected against disease symptoms and promoted recovery in symptomatic animal models of multiple sclerosis. Reelin levels appear to correlate with MS severity and stages. Researchers report lowering levels of the protein could be a potential avenue of treatment for the autoimmune disorder.
12 genes associated with familial multiple sclerosis have been identified. The findings provide a molecular rationale for the chronic inflammation, demyelination and neurodegeneration associated with MS. Identifying new genetic targets could help with the development of novel treatments to prevent multiple sclerosis in those with a genetic risk.
A new study has uncovered a link between gut bacteria and chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis.
Researchers report our gender can determine longevity and response to treatment for glioblastoma brain cancer. The study reports male survival is determined by genes that control cell division, where as female survival is often determine by genes that regulate the ability of cancer cells to migrate to different brain areas.
New abortion bans and restrictions could result in life-threatening consequences for women of childbearing age with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and migraine due to restrictions placed on their ability to access life-saving medications. Patients in states with strict abortion restrictions are reporting they are unable to access teratogenic drugs to treat their conditions, including methotrexate, as the medications can induce abortion.
Genetic risk factors, age and gut bacteria appear to work in collaboration to trigger multiple sclerosis, a new study reports.
UCSF researchers reveal a common over the counter antihistamine appears to accelerate neural signaling and restore nervous system functioning for some multiple sclerosis patients.
Findings may explain why children born by C-sections are more prone to suffer from chronic immune system diseases that those born via vaginal birth, researchers report.
An experimental treatment can generate immune cells that migrate to the brain and prevent attacks against myelin, allowing mice the ability to regain walking skills.
A new intranasal delivery system shows promise in reducing neuroinflammation and slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis.