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 Researchers reveal the features of T cells for treating multiple sclerosisResearchers reveal the features of T cells for treating multiple sclerosis
 
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that develops as immune cells attack the nervous system. T cells are a critical part of our immune system, with a complex array of subtypes - some drive the autoimmune response, while others try to suppress it.
 
   Researchers identify a new gene to treat multiple sclerosisResearchers identify a new gene to treat multiple sclerosis
 
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a disease that affects the central nervous system and can eventually lead to muscle tremors and thus loss of balance.
 
   Study shows how genetic predisposition contributes to the development of multiple sclerosisStudy shows how genetic predisposition contributes to the development of multiple sclerosis
 
About half of the people with multiple sclerosis have the HLA-DR15 gene variant. A study led by the University of Zurich has now shown how this genetic predisposition contributes to the development of the autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis in combination with environmental factors.
 
 Reelin inhibition may be effective for treating multiple sclerosis
 
Reelin inhibition may be effective for treating multiple sclerosisIn an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), decreasing the amount of a protein made in the liver significantly protected against development of the disease's characteristic symptoms and promoted recovery in symptomatic animals, UTSW scientists report.
 
 
 Simple sugar in human breast milk can promote myelin repair in multiple sclerosis patients
 
Simple sugar in human breast milk can promote myelin repair in multiple sclerosis patientsN-acetylglucosamine, a simple sugar found in human breast milk and sold as an over-the-counter dietary supplement in the United States, promotes myelin repair in mouse models and correlates with myelination levels in multiple sclerosis patients according to a new University of California, Irvine-led study.
 
 
 Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may prevent worsening of MS disability
 
Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may prevent worsening of MS disabilityA new study shows that intense immunosuppression followed by a hematopoietic stem cell transplant may prevent disability associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) from getting worse in 71% of people with relapsing-remitting MS for up to 10 years after the treatment.
 
 
 Researchers explore why seizures happen in a subset of MS patients
 
Researchers explore why seizures happen in a subset of MS patientsA research team at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine has identified a pathway involving astrocytes, a class of central nervous system support cells, that could shed light on why seizures happen in a subset of multiple sclerosis, or MS, patients.