Category Archives: Multiple Sclerosis

New Study shows Multiple Sclerosis caused primarily by inflammation, not neurodegeneration

New Study shows Multiple Sclerosis caused primarily by inflammation, not neurodegeneration

Traditional understanding has MS starting in the white matter of the brain, in other words in the inside layers. A new study by Dr. Lucchinetti, posted on the MayoClinic blog purports the opposite: The outer layers of the brain would be affected first, then the inner layers. Research was conducted …Read the Rest

Survey Shows Vast Majority of Neurologists Expect  To Prescribe Emerging Drug BG-12 Against Relapsing Remitting  Multiple Sclerosis

Survey Shows Vast Majority of Neurologists Expect To Prescribe Emerging Drug BG-12 Against Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

As MarketWatch [1] and Decision Resources [2] have it:  “…Seventy-Four Percent of Surveyed U.S. Neurologists Indicate They Will Prescribe Biogen Idec’s BG-12 for the Treatment of Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis..” We wrote about BG-12 in a recent post [3]. Clearly, the drug had “…high efficacy and reasonable safety profile..” How does …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

Multiple Sclerosis, Anemia, and Iron Deposits in the Brain (Rev. June 2013)

Multiple Sclerosis, Anemia, and Iron Deposits in the Brain (Rev. June 2013)

There is a strange paradox in the relationship between Multiple Sclerosis and iron: On one hand, too little iron in expectant mothers’ blood translates in too little iron in the foetus, which in turn translates into the future baby growing into an adult at risk of many health issues such as …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

Study Shows Expectant Mothers Taking Some Vitamin D Could Reduce The Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis in Offsprings

Study Shows Expectant Mothers Taking Some Vitamin D Could Reduce The Risk Of Multiple Sclerosis in Offsprings

MND: Given that Multiple Sclerosis  has some genetic component, parents with MS have a keen interest in reducing MS risk in their offspring: A new study confirms the protective effects of vitamin D in the prevention of MS transmission to offsprings Here is a summary of that study [1] :Vitamin …Read the Rest

New Diagnosis Technique Helps Differentiate Between Multiple Sclerosis Like Disorders

New Diagnosis Technique Helps Differentiate Between Multiple Sclerosis Like Disorders

MND:The diagnosis help tool is a Proteomic Pattern Analysis (PPA) of cerebrospinal fluid In layman term: the set of various protein in cells is call proteome. In Proteomic pattern analysis, the proteome of cells from various tissues is analyzed. This is not a simple method, below is a photograph of  typical …Read the Rest

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