Research provides new roadmap for repairing damaged brain cells in multiple sclerosis
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  August 1, 2018  
  Multiple Sclerosis  
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 Research provides new roadmap for repairing damaged brain cells in multiple sclerosisResearch provides new roadmap for repairing damaged brain cells in multiple sclerosis
 
Research published today in the journal Nature provides new understanding about how drugs can repair damaged brain cells that cause disability in patients with multiple sclerosis.
 
   Study uncovers molecular key for delaying progression of multiple sclerosisStudy uncovers molecular key for delaying progression of multiple sclerosis
 
Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys a structure known as the "myelin sheath", whose integrity is indispensable for the brain and spinal cord to function properly.
 
   Anti-Myelin Antibodies in Multiple SclerosisAnti-Myelin Antibodies in Multiple Sclerosis
 
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a heterogeneous, immune-mediated disorder in which the body attacks its own myelin sheath that protects the nerve fibers of the central nervous system (CNS).
 
 New study documents symptoms of people before they acquire multiple sclerosis
 
New study documents symptoms of people before they acquire multiple sclerosisDuring the five years before people develop the first clinically recognized signs of multiple sclerosis, they are up to four times more likely to be treated for nervous system disorders such as pain or sleep problems, and are 50 per cent more likely to visit a psychiatrist, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
 
 
 New trial to evaluate whether fasting can improve MS symptoms
 
New trial to evaluate whether fasting can improve MS symptomsPeople with multiple sclerosis (MS) can find an abundance of conflicting advice suggesting that special diets – everything from avoiding processed foods to going low-carb – will ease their symptoms. But the evidence is scanty that dietary changes can improve fatigue or other MS symptoms.
 
 
 People with exposure to paint or other solvents more likely to develop MS
 
People with exposure to paint or other solvents more likely to develop MSPeople who have been exposed to paint, varnish and other solvents and who also carry genes that make them more susceptible to developing multiple sclerosis may be at much greater risk of developing the disease than people who have only the exposure to solvents or the MS genes, according to a study published in the July 3, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
 
 
 Collaborative study to assess effects of exercise training for cognitive deficits in MS
 
Collaborative study to assess effects of exercise training for cognitive deficits in MSGlenn Wylie, DPhil, associate director of the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation, has received a $300,000 sub-award from the National Institutes of Health for a collaborative study with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.