Breakthrough brain repair discovery could revolutionise treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
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  March 23, 2017  
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 Breakthrough brain repair discovery could revolutionise treatment of Multiple SclerosisBreakthrough brain repair discovery could revolutionise treatment of Multiple Sclerosis
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.
 Linking RNA to autoimmune diseases
Linking RNA to autoimmune diseasesWell, the central dogma of biology states that DNA makes RNA and RNA makes proteins. However, there are many different types of RNAs, and only one of them, the messenger RNA (mRNA), gives rise to proteins. Some others don't make proteins at all.
 What Causes Pins and Needles?
What Causes Pins and Needles?‘Pins and needles’ refers to the strange prickling and tingling sensation that occurs in one or more limbs after a period of prolonged compression. Technically termed paresthesia, or altered sensation, it is commonly called ‘going to sleep’ as far as the body part is concerned.
 Temporary Versus Long-Lasting Pins and Needles
Temporary Versus Long-Lasting Pins and NeedlesThe common phenomenon of ‘pins and needles’ sensation (or paresthesia) caused by abnormally functioning nerves is described best as tingling and prickling feelings in one or more limbs. It may be intense enough to be uncomfortable or even painful, depending on the underlying etiology. In common parlance, the nerve is said to have fallen asleep.
 Facial Palsy
Facial PalsyDamage to the facial nerve, cranial nerve VII, results in facial paralysis, which is commonly referred to as facial palsy. The seventh cranial nerve is responsible for innervating the facial muscles and has its origin in the pons.