Category Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

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

IN BRIEF: New Multiple Sclerosis Genetic Variants Discovered

IN BRIEF: New Multiple Sclerosis Genetic Variants Discovered

No,  “48 New Multiple Sclerosis Genetic Variants Discovered” does necessarily mean that the likelihood for people to get Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is necessarily higher than previously thought. The study involved  [1] found that with  “new findings, there are now 110 genetic variants associated with MS. Although each of these variants …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

IN BRIEF: Phase III Clinical Trials of  Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alemtuzumab Show Progress

IN BRIEF: Phase III Clinical Trials of Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alemtuzumab Show Progress

IN BRIEF: Phase III Clinical Trials of  Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alemtuzumab Show Progress We have noted the great potential of the Multiple Sclerosis Drug Alemtuzumab in a previous posts [1] Note that current research see it prescribed for the Relapsing Remitting (RRMS) form, which is indeed what the clinical trials mentioned …Read the Rest

IN DEPTH: Are Virus Antibodies a Source of Neurodegeneration For Multiple Sclerosis?

IN DEPTH: Are Virus Antibodies a Source of Neurodegeneration For Multiple Sclerosis?

A study on the mechanisms of neurodegeneration  for Multiple Sclerosis caught our attention. We just published a post on Progressive Multiple Sclerosis [1], and the approach of the study published in the Dovepress Journal [2], is a noteworthy additional path to understand Neurodegeneration of the Central Nervous System (CNS). Essentially, the …Read the Rest

IN DEPTH: Review Of 2012 Research On Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

IN DEPTH: Review Of 2012 Research On Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

As many of us know, the neurological disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS)  has multiple forms [1]: Relapsing-Remitting  (RRMS):    Unpredictable attacks (relapses) followed by periods of relative remission with no new signs of disease activity Secondary Progressive (SPMS) :     Neurologic decline without acute relapses: A sign that one is evolving from …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

IN BRIEF: A Study Questions The Benefits of Cranberry Juice Against Urinary Tract Infections

We have posted several times about the efficacy of cranberry juice against Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) [1] Cranberry juice has been accepted by the nutrition and alternative medicine communities as the first line of defense against UTIs [2,3] UTIs affect particularly women, and people who must  use  a wheelchair for mobility. How …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: Study Shows Multiple Sclerosis Burns Up Vitamin D, But Do Vitamin D supplements fight MS?

MND BRIEF: Study Shows Multiple Sclerosis Burns Up Vitamin D, But Do Vitamin D supplements fight MS?

  A study shows that Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatment by Interferon-Beta  improves  the ability of the MS patient to produce vitamin D by exposure of their skin to the sun The research was done at the Australian facility  Menzies Research Institute Tasmania Quoting the article [1]: “…In this study, we found …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

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