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Over the counter antihistamine may stimulate myelin repair

A small, Phase II clinical trial has shown that a common over the counter antihistamine, called clemastine fumarate, has the ability to partially reverse damage to the optic nerve in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). This release comes ahead of the researchers from the University of California, San Francisco presenting their data at the annual American Academy of Neurology meeting being held in Vancouver, Canada between April 15-21.

This study arose from earlier work by ...
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Zika Can Cause Symptoms Similar to Multiple Sclerosis

Zika Is Proving to Also Be Dangerous to Adults
Scientists are adding ADEM to the list of symptoms that also include microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/201 ... -in-adults
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Heterogeneity of cortical lesions

Cortical lesions are a interesting field of study, because demyelination happens without autoimmune infiltration. In this article the authors compare several cases of cortical lesions, and find a difference in the microglia activation.

http://www.neurology.org/content/79/13/1369.short

Abstract

Objective: Autopsy cases show that cortical lesions (CLs) in multiple sclerosis (MS) lack lymphocyte/macrophage influx, blood-brain barrier breakdown, and complement activation. However, some CLs were demonstrated to harbor activated microglia. Here, we assessed the ...
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caregiver burnout/anxiety/fear- mom with MS

background- my mom was diagnosed in 1970. she's had 21 hospitalizations (aspiration pneumonia, mrsa, sepsis, UTi, etc) since october 2013. my dad is her primary caregiver. i am the only child, and live in the same town as them, and have 2 elementary aged children that i homeschool. she has an active lesion on her hypothalamus (suspected- only can be confirmed w autopsy, and just discussed with her neuro last week) that causes chronic hypothermia ...
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Stem Cell Culture Media Improves EAE

STEP 1: Isolate stem cells from extracted baby teeth
STEP 2: Culture and grow these stem cells in the lab
STEP 3: Remove the cells and inject the culture media into mice with EAE

It may seem simple, but a Nagoya University study has shown that doing this results in a significant decrease in the disease severity of mice with EAE (animal model of MS). As the cells themselves weren't injected, this suggests that the ...
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IOM Miscalculated Its RDA for Vitamin D

The IOM Miscalculated Its RDA for vitamin D
blog posted on Feb 13, 2015 by Robert P Heaney, M.D., clinical endocrinologist specializing in nutrition, Vit D expert at Creighton University, Omaha, NE
http://blogs.creighton.edu/heaney/2015/ ... vitamin-d/

Last year (2014) saw an unusual event. Two statisticians at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada (Paul Veugelers and JP Ekwaru) published a paper in the online journal Nutrients (6(10):4472-5) showing that the ...
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Depression in Multiple Sclerosis: A Lasting Impact

Secondary health issues are very common in multiple sclerosis (MS) and exerts a significant impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), results of two studies published in Neurology indicate...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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1000s ‘wrongly barred’ from Personal Independence Payments

Thousands ‘wrongly barred’ from Personal Independence Payments

Three in five people who contest a decision to reject their Personal Independence Payment win on appeal, figures have revealed....Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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Gut bacteria regulate insulation of nerve fibres...

Gut bacteria regulate insulation of nerve fibres in the brain

Research suggests gut bacteria may directly affect brain structure and function, and could offer new ways to treat multiple sclerosis and psychiatric conditions...Read more - http://www.ms-uk.org/MSnews
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