Using a mathematical model based on experimental data from multiple sclerosis patients, researchers performed computer simulations of the different known biological processes associated with the disease. They discovered the symptoms and disease course are produced by the same underlying mechanism that damages the nerve cells over time.
Researchers say their findings about immune system changes early in Alzheimer's could lead to new blood tests that may be used to detect the disease before it becomes symptomatic.
A new study reports high contrast visual stimulation can help damaged retinal neurons to regrow optic nerve fibers.
A new study reveals the intestine as a source of immune cells that help reduce neuroinflammation in patients with multiple sclerosis. Increasing the number of these cells helps block inflammation entirely, researchers report.