Category Archives: Brain

Common Bacteria Are Evaluated As New Possible Multiple Sclerosis Trigger

Common Bacteria Are Evaluated As New Possible Multiple Sclerosis Trigger

Research on  Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has pointed towards environmental causes, or triggers, to the auto-immune disease.  Most studies looked at infections of the Central Nervous System by viruses [1] such as the: Torque Teno virus, Epstein-Barr virus Human Herpes virus 6 As an illustration of the brain tissue lesions caused …Read the Rest

Vitamin D and Calcitriol Shown As Effective Against A Multiple Sclerosis Model in Mice

Vitamin D and Calcitriol Shown As Effective Against A Multiple Sclerosis Model in Mice

 A new study published in the Journal of Neuroimmunology [1] purports that a combination of vitamin D and Calcitriol (a hormonal for of vitamin D) was effective against Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis (EAE), an Multiple Sclerosis (MS) model,. The times of India even claimed full remission in the mice… We are …Read the Rest

The Double Edge of vitamin D Supplementation: From Heart disease to Multiple Sclerosis

The Double Edge of vitamin D Supplementation: From Heart disease to Multiple Sclerosis

Low blood serum  levels of vitamin D are often associated with  chronic issues as diverse as Multiple Sclerosis and Cardiovascular diseases. Is vitamin D supplementation helpful, and does it carry risks? Let us look first at the role of vitamin D in Cardiovascular diseases: My previous post on the dangers of …Read the Rest

Update In Tinnitus Treatments and Control Techniques (Sep. 2012)

Update In Tinnitus Treatments and Control Techniques (Sep. 2012)

People afflicted with Tinnitus hear one or several phantom sounds on a chronic basis. These sounds, or rather noises, have no real existence outside the patient’s head. This post will discuss new  Tinnitus therapy techniques  that fall  into the followings categories :  Music Therapy,  Phase Shift , Drugs and Pharmacology …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Aromatherapy Validated In Korean Studies

IN BRIEF: Aromatherapy Validated In Korean Studies

Yes, aromatherapy can affect your body in healing ways: An article in Designs For Health [1], brought to my attention by Paul Vitiello,  includes numerous references to serious academic studies on the effect of aromatherapy on human physiology. In particular, a study published by the Korean Society of Nursing Science …Read the Rest

IN DEPTH: Multiple Sclerosis Research And The Blood Brain Barrier

IN DEPTH: Multiple Sclerosis Research And The Blood Brain Barrier

The Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) is a main focus of Multiple Sclerosis research.  There are currently two main directions for that research: Control of the entry into  the brain of the immune system T-cell crossing through the impaired BBB Sending drugs into the brain directly by overriding the BBB An …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis: Beta interferons (β-IFNs) might not slow disability progression

MND BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis: Beta interferons (β-IFNs) might not slow disability progression

A new study by the University of British Columbia casts doubt on the benefits of the Interferon treatment against Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis Here is the YouTube video from the press release The video tries to mitigate the setback with warm fuzzy statements about future research, but the tone of the …Read the Rest

MND BRIEF: fMRI Brain Imaging  Enables Severely Motor Disabled To Communicate

MND BRIEF: fMRI Brain Imaging Enables Severely Motor Disabled To Communicate

In addition to not being able to move limb, in severe quadraplegia,  motor-disabled patients can become unable to communicate verbally too, since voice is the result of neuromotorial ability. Those disabled individuals are often fully conscious and awake, making their situation prison like. An amazing development of fMRI technology has crossed …Read the Rest

Possible New Treatment of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Masitinib

Possible New Treatment of Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: Masitinib

There are few treatments efficacious for the Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS and SPMS).  Most of the current treatment consists of anti-inflammatory disease modifying drugs that attempt to re-educate an mistaken immune system. They attack the Relapsing-remitting form of MS Here is a summary of the arsenal: Interferons (all …Read the Rest

The Science Behind Executing a Human Brain’s Will Through a Robotic Arm

The Science Behind Executing a Human Brain’s Will Through a Robotic Arm

Here you have it, not science fiction, but a gate to brain understanding and liberation for tetraplegic! There are articles about this breakthrough in man – machine connection all over the press, even the Wall Street Journal about the success of a research organization called BrainGate as well as  Leigh …Read the Rest

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