Researchers reveal significant differences in gut bacteria in patients with multiple sclerosis compared to those without the autoimmune disease. The study also uncovered novel mechanisms by which the bacteria may influence the disease.
Multiple sclerosis-associated retinal layer thinning predicts the severity of future relapses and the likelihood of disability.
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.
Study reveals an association between signal detection theory, brain activation patterns, and subjective state fatigue. In those with multiple sclerosis, greater effects of fatigue were seen.
In the first year after a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, 60% of patients experience fatigue, 50% experience pain, 47% have symptoms of depression, and 39% report increased anxiety. Researchers say urgent, non-pharmaceutical therapies should be provided for newly diagnosed MS patients to help reduce both pain and mental health symptoms.
A new mouse study identifies a targeted delivery method system that boosts the number of specialized anti-inflammatory immune cells within the brain to areas restricted by brain inflammation and damage. The system helped to protect against apoptosis associated with brain injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis patients who take Rituximab have a better response to the COVID-19 vaccine if they have a higher B cell count.
Administering a lipid that mediates inflammation reduced chronic inflammation associated with multiple sclerosis in mouse models. Researchers found these mediator lipids are reduced in humans with multiple sclerosis.
Only 1 in 3 infants enrolled in the government's WIC program are receiving the daily recommended dose of vitamin d, a new study reports. Vitamin d deficiency plays a role in a number of disorders including rickets, multiple sclerosis, and type 2 diabetes.