Category Archives: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Nanoparticle Research Has Success On Halting Multiple Sclerosis In Animal Model Of Disease

Nanoparticle Research Has Success On Halting Multiple Sclerosis In Animal Model Of Disease

Nanotechnology involves  manipulation of matter on an atomic and molecular scale. This means at  least one dimension of the molecule or structure sized from 1 to 500 nanometres. (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter) It is not the first time that Nanotechnology concepts have been used to attack …Read the Rest

Can Vaccines or Allergy Immunotherapies Trigger Multiple Sclerosis or Other Autoimmune Diseases?

Can Vaccines or Allergy Immunotherapies Trigger Multiple Sclerosis or Other Autoimmune Diseases?

Introduction: Allergies and autoimmune conditions are both immune system issues, so it is natural to explore their possible connections. Let us start with some definitions from wikipedia Allergy:  A hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system to substances in the environment. Such substances are called allergens. Allergens (pollens, peanuts,..) can be common …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Autoimmune Risk From Vaccine Adjuvants Very Low, But There

IN BRIEF: Autoimmune Risk From Vaccine Adjuvants Very Low, But There

From the Lupus Journal [1]: “Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica after influenza vaccination: report of 10 cases” These 10 cases of inflammatory rheumatic diseases developed within 3 months of influenza vaccination (Inf-V). Clearly the vaccine was given to hundreds of millions worldwide, so this occurrence is very low indeed. Since that …Read the Rest

Progress on Multiple Sclerosis vaccine Neurovax by Immune Response BioPharma

Progress on Multiple Sclerosis vaccine Neurovax by Immune Response BioPharma

A recent press release from the  Immune Response BioPharma  Corporation through BriefingWire [1] brought news about very interesting new avenue of Multiple Sclerosis treatment: a vaccine Below is a video release by the  company to YouTube   First of all why is this new medicine called a vaccine? The narrow …Read the Rest

New Drug Classes For Multiple Sclerosis Are Coming: Just In or Clinical  Trials

New Drug Classes For Multiple Sclerosis Are Coming: Just In or Clinical Trials

Interferons slow down MS by modulating the body’s T-Cell response.  They have been the main stay of MS therapies for ten years. Their detailed mechanism of action is still not fully understood, even though some progress is being made to that effect [1,2]. Interferons efficacies are decent enough to fund a multi-billion dollars industry …Read the Rest

Are Probiotics Gut Bacteria Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis Or Other Autoimmune Diseases?

Are Probiotics Gut Bacteria Good or Bad For Multiple Sclerosis Or Other Autoimmune Diseases?

In a stunning results, researchers at the Max Planck Institute ( Yes, they do not do only fundamental physics..) propose that, quoting from  [1-3]; “…Natural intestinal flora involved in the emergence of multiple sclerosis” . In other words, “…Beneficial intestinal bacteria can activate immune cells and trigger the overreaction of …Read the Rest

Glucosamine as an Multiple Sclerosis treatment?

Glucosamine as an Multiple Sclerosis treatment?

There is interesting research on the benefits of a specific form of glucosamine, N-acetyl-glucosamine, for MS patients [1,2]. N-acetyl-glucosamine is one of 8 essential sugars the human body needs.  Glucosamine is it’s metabolic byproduct of, it is part of the glyconutrients family, known as a natural remedy for joint pain.  For an excellent, …Read the Rest

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

MND: Should the government decide what medical treatment you are allowed to take? This post is not part of Gov. Perry’s presidential campaign, but MSers and other people affected by hard to treat ailments owe him one. Gov. Perry attempt to maverick  a slow, federal bureaucracy determined by current law to …Read the Rest

Rheumatoid Arthritis:Effectiveness of Biologic Therapies

Rheumatoid Arthritis:Effectiveness of Biologic Therapies

MND: There are several Biologic Therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis . Such drugs are also known as biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs).  The study we are linking you to compares their efficacies against one another and placebos. The study is in the pharmacotherapy journal. MND: What is a Disease Modifying Drug …Read the Rest

Autoimmune diseases and B-cell targeted therapies in human: Mixed results as yet

Autoimmune diseases and B-cell targeted therapies in human: Mixed results as yet

MND:    B-cell targeted therapies carry a lot of hope since B-Cells are a new tack after some T-Cells progress.The  road to B-Cell based treatments in Auto-Immune disease is still bumpy. Here is a link to an article by the ITGR Biomarker Discovery Group, posted in PubMed. B-cell definition (Wiki) T-Cell definition …Read the Rest

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