Tag: Multiple sclerosis

Innovation, Research

Antibodies against Imood could be potential treatment for OCD

April 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Roehampton, London, have discovered that patients suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have increased levels of a protein called Immuno-moodulin (Imood) in their lymphocytes, a type of immune cell. […]

Innovation, Research

Potential new therapies for multiple sclerosis

April 20, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is known as “the disease with a thousand faces” because symptoms and progression can vary dramatically from patient to patient. But every MS patient has one thing in common: Cells of their body’s own immune system migrate […]

Innovation, Medical Devices

VR could help detect early-onset balance problems in MS patients

March 12, 2020


Virtual reality (VR) testing could help to detect the onset of balance problems in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), research from the University of North Carolina (UNC) has found. People with MS often have an increased risk of falling and […]


FDA approves new drug that could aid MS diagnoses for clinical trials

January 27, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A new drug that could make it easier for doctors to diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) in its earlier stages has been approved for its first human trials by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Created by Case Western Reserve […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers find possible causes for lacking of effective therapy for multiple sclerosis

August 20, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Medications currently used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS) can merely reduce relapses during the initial relapsing-remitting phase. Many patients, however, develop progressive MS at a later stage, with disability becoming progressively worse. This type cannot be sufficiently treated at yet. […]

Innovation, Research

Cocoa may help treat common MS symptom

March 5, 2019

Via: Medical News Today

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 400,000 people in the United States and approximately 2.5 million people worldwide. MS affects the central nervous system. Symptoms often include muscle weakness, burning sensations, numbness, chronic pain, poor balance […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers identify promising therapeutic option to treat multiple sclerosis

January 10, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There is currently no effective remedy for multiple sclerosis (MS). The sole therapeutic option is to alleviate its symptoms. As a result, this promising new approach to treating MS, developed by a team of scientists from the Cell Biology Unit […]

Innovation, Patient Experience

New patient-centric website launched in Europe to empower people with chronic conditions

October 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced the European launch of Life Effects (, a patient-centric website hosting content created by patients and checked by experts, at the European Committee for the Treatment and Research of Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Congress in […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers discover key aspect in pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis

September 4, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. The body’s own immune cells attack and damage the layer that surrounds nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which affects their ability to communicate with […]

Innovation, Med Tech

New 3D brain organoid may hold potential in drug discovery, disease modeling

May 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists have developed a 3D brain organoid that could have potential applications in drug discovery and disease modeling. This is the first engineered tissue equivalent to closely resemble normal human brain anatomy, containing […]

Innovation, Research

Surprise discovery may lead potential treatment for multiple sclerosis

March 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

A surprise finding by medical scientists may lead to the development of a possible treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). While examining human brain tissues, researchers from the University of Alberta and McGill University unexpectedly found that the tissues from people […]


Parents are not liable for medical debts of adult children on shared insurance

November 28, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Are parents responsible for adult children’s medical debts? Should people squeeze in appointments and expensive procedures before year’s end because of changes that might come with the GOP tax bill? Should consumers pay a broker to help them enroll in […]

Innovation, Research

Discovery may lead to new approach for treating MS

October 17, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Around 2.5 million people are affected by the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS), the commonest central nervous system disease among young adults. There are around 12,500 MS sufferers in Austria and 400 new cases every year. There is currently no […]

Innovation, Research

Allergy medication restores nervous system function in patients with chronic MS

October 11, 2017

Via: The Medical News

In a remarkably rapid translation of laboratory research findings into a treatment with the potential to benefit patients, UC San Francisco scientists have successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial showing that an FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in […]

Biomarker, Innovation

Immune markers may predict multiple sclerosis severity

September 20, 2017

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers uncover specific immune molecules that could act as biomarkers for more severe forms of multiple sclerosis. The findings might help to personalize treatments for those at most risk. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic condition affecting the central nervous […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

March 15, 2017

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Queen’s University Belfast scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair — a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionise the treatment of debilitating neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The research study, […]

Med Tech, Medical Devices

New way of using MRI scanners to diagnose multiple sclerosis

February 2, 2016

Via: The Medical News

A new way of using MRI scanners to look for evidence of multiple sclerosis in the brain has been successfully tested by researchers at The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological […]