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Multiple sclerosis: Have researchers found a key to prevention?

Multiple sclerosis: Have researchers found a key to prevention?

A potential new therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis has now been identified in a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta and McGill University, both in Canada. The results are published in the journal JCI Insight. Researchers have found that mice that lack a specific brain protein may be resistant to MS. […]

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Could eating more fish lower MS risk?

Could eating more fish lower MS risk?

A new study from Kaiser Permanente investigates whether or not certain nutritional changes — specifically, eating more fish and taking omega-3 supplements — could decrease the risk of multiple sclerosis. A diet rich in fish and seafood and boosted by fish oil supplements may help to keep MS at bay. In multiple sclerosis (MS), myelin […]

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Multiple sclerosis: Skin cells may help to repair nerve damage

Multiple sclerosis: Skin cells may help to repair nerve damage

A personalized treatment for multiple sclerosis may be one step closer, thanks to a new study that reveals how a person’s own skin cells could be used to repair the nerve damage that the disease causes. Researchers reveal how neural stem cells derived from skin may help to treat MS. Led by scientists at the […]

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Brain-repairing protein may lead to new MS drugs

Brain-repairing protein may lead to new MS drugs

Multiple sclerosis is an often debilitating autoimmune disease characterized by muscle weakness, vision problems, impaired coordination, and physical numbness. Currently, treatments for this disease focus on managing the symptoms, but what if we could tackle their main cause in the brain? Are we getting closer to learning how to prompt cells to fix the neural […]

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Uhthoff’s phenomenon: What you need to know

Uhthoff’s phenomenon: What you need to know

Uhthoff’s phenomenon is when the vision problems associated with multiple sclerosis worsen temporarily following an increase in body temperature from activities such as exercising or bathing in hot water. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that affects the protective covering of the nerves, called the myelin sheath. The myelin sheath conducts electrical signals and protects […]

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Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?

Multiple sclerosis: Are we close to a cure?

Just 20 years ago, there was little in the way of treatments for multiple sclerosis. But now, research has built momentum, and discoveries and potential treatments are always emerging. How far have we come in treating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis and how close are we to a cure? We find out. Researchers are uncovering […]

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Why does the flu trigger MS relapse? Study investigates

Why does the flu trigger MS relapse? Study investigates

The flu is not pleasant for anyone, but for people with multiple sclerosis, the respiratory infection can prompt a disease relapse. In a new study, researchers shed light on why this occurs. Researchers may be closer to understanding why the flu can prompt relapses for patients with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic […]