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News tag: Multiple sclerosis


Ulcer causing bacteria linked to lower risk of MS in women

21 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
The disadvantage women have by harboring the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) may turn into an advantage as they are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests. In the study, 14 percent of women with MS, a disease of the central nervous system, showed past…


Experimental drug promises repair of optic nerve

9 Jan, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Biogen Idec Inc created an experimental drug that showed evidence of repairing the optic nerve, new study shows. The experimental drug had successful results in mid-stage study with patients having acute optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve that could potentially result in vision loss. Patients with multiple sclerosis…


Multiple sclerosis breakthrough promises effective treatment

25 Nov, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) may make a step forward after researchers at National University of Singapore (NUS) discovered a new type of immune T helper cells. The T helper cells support the activity of various immune cells by helping, suppressing, or regulating the response of the immune system. Professor…


Retraining immune system may switch off multiple sclerosis

4 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
A team of scientists at Bristol University believe they unveiled a mechanism to "switch off" diseases like multiple sclerosis or diabetes by rewiring the workings of the immune system. It is important to deal with autoimmune diseases as such diseases "fool" the body to attack itself, making all attempts of…