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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 And Look Alike Diseases

MND BRIEF: Multiple Sclerosis And Look Alike Diseases

NeuroTalk has an important post on MS wrong  diagnosis.[1]  The list of diseases that can mascarade as MS is extensive. Auto-Immune Diseases Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Sjögren’s Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis Infectious Diseases: Lyme disease (LD) Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus-1 (HTLV-1) Vascular: Stroke Central nervous system (CNS) …Read the Rest

Coma Consciousness: Not an Oxymoron Anymore

Coma Consciousness: Not an Oxymoron Anymore

Studies on brain consciousness might sound deliciously academic and theoretical. Until , G-D forbid, a relative is in coma. Until one has to have the answers to those heart wrenching questions: Is he dead? Doctors are telling me he is brain dead, but his heart is beating… Doctors are telling …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

Epstein–Barr Virus and Multiple Sclerosis

Epstein–Barr Virus and Multiple Sclerosis

MND: The connection  is still murky. There is circumstantial evidence of the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)involvement in MS, as summarized in this study [1]  published in Journal of  Neurology and Neurosurgical Psychiatry. Geographic patterns of occurrence of MS and EBV infection Strong evidence however that people with MS are more likely …Read the Rest

Another CCSVI study sheds doubts about Multiple Sclerosis being a brain blood circulation problem

Another CCSVI study sheds doubts about Multiple Sclerosis being a brain blood circulation problem

MND: We have previously posted on treating MS as a Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) disease [1]. What strikes about this theory is the “Us against Big Pharma”  tone prevalent on many forums or blogs. The tone leading to a CCSVI liberation” movement with believers and heretics… Time to look …Read the Rest

Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke Risk

Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke Risk

MND: The relationship between MS and Brain blood circulation is coming into focus. Of course, now all the MS  community is aware of the Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI theory) which claims MS is the result of poor blood circulationj in the brain. We have posted several times on it …Read the Rest

Huntington’s Disease Linked To Overactive Immune Response In The Brain (sciencedaily)

Huntington’s Disease Linked To Overactive Immune Response In The Brain (sciencedaily)

MND: This sciencedaily post point to some breakthrough in understanding Huntington’s and other like  neurodegeneratibrain diseases like  ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Click Here for link MND: In a nutshell: more cytokines, inflamation agents are found in Huntington affected brains. MND: Quoting sciencedaily, “…These findings might open the …Read the Rest

Tinnitus and your Brain: Dysregulation of Limbic and Auditory Networks in Tinnitus

Tinnitus and your Brain: Dysregulation of Limbic and Auditory Networks in Tinnitus

MND: Tinnitus can have  many causes and aspects MND: Here is a link to an article from the Department of Otolaryngology, Georgetown University Medical Center  on peculiarities of the Limbic and auditory systems in Tinnitus MND:What is the Limbic system anyway? Here is a image of it from John R. Hesselink, UCSD …Read the Rest

Acai extracts show brain health potential (NutraIngredients)

Acai extracts show brain health potential (NutraIngredients)

MND: Here is a link to the NutraIngredient post: MND:Keep in mind that this is a voice of the food industry. They cite a study from USDA’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston which presented their findings recently at the Society of Neuroscience annual meeting …Read the Rest

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