In a new University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found that a certain protein prevented regulatory T cells (Tregs) from effectively doing their job in controlling the damaging effects of inflammation in a model of multiple sclerosis (MS), a devastating autoimmune disease of the nervous system.
Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not.
In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases:
The 2021 Virtual ACSM Basic Science World Congress focuses on regenerative medicine. Chaired by Marcas M. Bamman, Ph.D., FACSM, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, this world congress brings together researchers to discuss cutting-edge science in this rapidly developing field.
As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more readily available to people across the country, many patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS), an often debilitating autoimmune disease of the central nervous system, are questioning whether patients on certain medications should get the shot.
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Background: In early multiple sclerosis, a clearer understanding of normal-brain tissue microstructural and metabolic abnormalities will provide valuable insights into its pathophysiology. Here, we studied the brain of patients with their first demyelinating episode using neurite orientation dispersion and density…
Background: Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD), anti-MOG-antibody associated disease (MOGAD) and multiple sclerosis (MS) may be difficult to differentiate. Detection of antibodies (Ab) targeting AQP4 and MOG is the diagnostic gold standard for the former two diseases, but has limited…
Background: Astrocytic impairment is a common feature of neuromyelitis optica and possibly also multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions and initiates even prior to demyelination. Repopulation of early active plaques with aquaporin 4-negative astrocyte precursors has been recorded, implying astrocytic loss in…
The MSVirtual2020 program will continue in an Encore Program that will be held on Saturday, September 26th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET. This Encore Program will feature the Late Breaker (9-10:30 a.m. ET) and COVID-19th (10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET) sessions.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 8th joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS conference. This conference, MSVirtual2020, is the largest conference dedicated to multiple sclerosis (MS) research and our first virtual conference.
In just the U.S. alone, more than 200 individuals are diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) each week. However, when properly managed and controlled
with medications and lifestyle adjustments, many of the common MS symptoms like visual and sensory loss, weakness and impared cognition can be mitigated.
The 8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting, the largest international conference focused on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research, will be held in a virtual format from September 11-13, 2020, with a special encore session featuring Late-Breaking News and a COVID-19 Session on September 26.
The 8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS meeting – the largest international conference focused on research in multiple sclerosis (MS), will be held in a virtual format from September 11-13, 2020, with a special encore session featuring Late-Breaking News and a COVID-19 Session on September 26.
The 8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting, the largest conference focused on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research, will be held in a virtual format from September 11-13, 2020, with a special encore featuring Late-Breaking News and a COVID-19 Session on September 26.
The inflammatory molecule interleukin-17A (IL-17A) triggers immune cells that in turn reduce IL-17A’s pro-inflammatory activity, according to a study by National Eye Institute (NEI) researchers.
A team led by Case Western Reserve University medical researchers has developed a potential treatment method for Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD), a fatal neurological disorder that produces severe movement, motor and cognitive dysfunction in children. It results from genetic mutations that prevent the body from properly making myelin, the protective insulation around nerve cells.
I am pleased to announce that the 8th Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting will be held from September 11-13, 2020, with a special encore featuring Late-Breaking News and a COVID-19 Session on September 26.
New research suggests mindfulness training may help multiple sclerosis patients in two very different ways: regulating negative emotions and improving processing speed.
A study led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has found that myelin is surprisingly dynamic, a discovery that has implications for treatment of multiple sclerosis and a type of myelin damage caused by some chemotherapy drugs, often referred to as “chemobrain.”
An international team of scientists, led by UC San Diego researchers, has developed a new, multi-sensor tool that measures subtle changes in multiple sclerosis patients, allowing physicians to more frequently and more quickly respond to changes in symptoms or patient condition.
A new online program can help patients receive behavioral health care for chronic pain, fatigue and depressed mood from the comfort of their home.
Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center recently opened a new Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center and welcomed MS Certified Specialist David Duncan, M.D., as director of the center.
UCLA scientists have discovered one reason why autoimmune diseases are more prevalent in women than in men.
In a bid to determine factors linked to the most debilitating forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have identified three so-called “complement system” genes that appear to play a role in MS-caused vision loss. The researchers were able to single out these genes — known to be integral in the development of the brain and immune systems — by using DNA from MS patients along with high-tech retinal scanning.