Category Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

IN BRIEF:  Mesenchymal Stem Cells Lack Efficacy in the Treatment of Experimental Autoimmune Neuritis

IN BRIEF: Mesenchymal Stem Cells Lack Efficacy in the Treatment of Experimental Autoimmune Neuritis

The full title of this work, published in PLoS  One : ” Mesenchymal Stem Cells Lack Efficacy in the Treatment of Experimental Autoimmune Neuritis despite In Vitro Inhibition of T-Cell Proliferation.” We had published a post  discussing the progress of a Mesenchysmal stem cell treatment for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. The study dealt with optical …Read the Rest

Progress in Stem Cell Treatment of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Progress in Stem Cell Treatment of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

A stem cell treatment for secondary progressive MS has undergone phase II clinical trials in England. This is good news because most of the treatments on the market help Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, but few new treatments are available for Progressive MS. What is “Secondary Progressive”  MS? Remember the main …Read the Rest

Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques Have Some Success For Multiple Sclerosis Impairments

Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques Have Some Success For Multiple Sclerosis Impairments

Many MS patients undergo some cognitive impairment. Such impairments are common for many neurological diseases whether from a disease (Parkinson), a stroke or a trauma. Cognitive Rehabilitation Techniques (CRT) have been applied to cases , and it is comforting to the Multiple Sclerosis community to know that a recent study …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

Severe Chronic Pain, Drug Regulations, and Patients’ Rights

Severe Chronic Pain, Drug Regulations, and Patients’ Rights

An entry to in the AARP [1] and a post in the Facebook’s group “Living with Multiple Sclerosis Worldwide” got our attention. It’s about the  painkiller in development called Zohydro. In a nutshell, this drug would contain highly addictive painkiller hydrocodone. Zohydro is manufactured by Zogenix, from San Diego, CA The …Read the Rest

Study Claims Immune System Boost from Specific Probiotic Bacterium Strain

Study Claims Immune System Boost from Specific Probiotic Bacterium Strain

We have posted earlier about the merits and challenges of deliberately introducing probiotics, or beneficial bacteria in your diet. [1]. This area of nutrition is all the rage at this time, and the food industry has brought to market many products, particularly in the form of “Greek style” yogurts, and …Read the Rest

Interferons have opposite effects on B-Cells and T-cells in Multiple Sclerosis Therapy

Interferons have opposite effects on B-Cells and T-cells in Multiple Sclerosis Therapy

So, as you my recall from my previous post [1], the new wave of MS therapies aims at decreasing the B-Cell proliferation. The previous MS drug generation was based on  interferon therapy and aimed at  reducing the T-cells proliferation. Well known such interferon drugs are Betaseron and Avonex Note: B-Cells …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

Sleep Apnea: Not just about snoring

Sleep Apnea: Not just about snoring

  Many of us have heard of sleep apnea as it relates to snoring. Just google sleep apnea and the advertisement abound of how you can stop your snoring with appropriate CPAP ( Continuous Positive Airflow Pressure) type of devices But what is sleep apnea? Wikipedia has this definition: ‘…a sleep …Read the Rest

Page 4 of 10« First...«23456»...Last »

© 2013-2019 Medical News Digest All Rights Reserved