Tag: "sclerosis" at medical news
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...AMA/Archives journals. In patients with multiple sclerosis
(MS), the immune system attacks the myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, according to background information in the article. The nerve cells axon, which transmits messages to other neurons, is eventually destroyed. Th...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
...o other proteins. IKK phosphorylates tuberous sclerosis
1 (TSC1) blocking it from working with its ally, tuberous sclerosis
2, to repress the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. With the tumor suppressors inac...
Childhood sun exposure may lower risk of MS
...ldren may have a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis
(MS) than people who had less sun exposure during childhood, according to a study published in the July 24, 2007, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. For the study, researchers surveyed 79 pairs of identi...
'Cars' imaging reveals clues to myelin damage
...calcium ions could play a crucial role in multiple sclerosis
by activating enzymes that degrade the fatty sheat... and Department of Chemistry. "Although multiple sclerosis
has been studied for many years, nobody knows exactly how the disease initially begins," he said. "T...
UCLA, Italian chemists move closer to solving Lou Gehrig's disease mystery
...y role in a particular form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(ALS), also known as Lou Gehrigs disease, a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disorder that strikes without warning. Joan Selverstone Valentine, UCLA professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has studied the protein copper-zinc superoxide dismu...
Syphilis screening, lithium fights neurodegeneration, monoclonal antibodies against avian flu
... that usually begins in childhood. Mesial temporal sclerosis
is a change often seen in the brains of patients w...d HHV-6B in 15 of 24 patients with mesial temporal sclerosis
or MTLE, in contrast to zero of 14 with other syndromes. If these findings are confirmed in other gr...
Withdrawn MS drug returns to market
...izumab, a medication for the treatment of multiple sclerosis
(MS) and other inflammatory disorders, was voluntarily withdrawn by its manufacturers after three patients developed a brain infection known as Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML). Natalizumab has recently been re-approved by the FDA, an...
New device for stroke patients improves walking
...elp patients with traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis
and cerebral palsy. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell also offers a similar device for rehabilitation of arm movement: the NESS H200. Additional devices used in stroke rehabilitation at the Hospital include the NeuroCom SMART Balance Maste...
Glucosamine-like supplement inhibits multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes
... the damaging autoimmune response seen in multiple sclerosis
and type-1 diabetes mellitus, according to University of California, Irvine health sciences researchers. In studies on mice, Dr. Michael Demetriou and colleagues with the UC Irvine Center for Immunology found that N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc), whic...
Testosterone may help men with multiple sclerosis
...ogy, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Multiple sclerosis
is a progressive disease involving the immune and ...enerative diseases," including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
or Lou Gehrig's disease, the authors write. In addition, lean body mass (muscle mass) increased an...
Studies suggest investigational agent reduces disease activity in MS
... shows a reduction in disease activity in multiple sclerosis
(MS), according to two studies that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 28 May 5, 2007. The drug reduced disease activity as indicated by MRI scans. Both of the studies involved people with...
Exercise can cut coronary artery disease risk for some with MS
WASHINGTON -- Multiple sclerosis
(MS) is a degenerative disease affecting the central nervous system of 400,000 Americans with 200 more diagnosed each week. The disease causes reduced nerve function and consequently a variety of symptoms. The most commonly reported symptoms include ...
Over time, more women are developing MS than men
...N -- Over time, more women are developing multiple sclerosis
(MS) than men, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurologys 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 28 May 5, 2007. In 1940, the ratio of women to men with MS in the United States was approximately two to one. By...
MS patients not receiving medications to slow disease progression, research shows
...e found that many patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis
(MS) are not taking or being prescribed drugs approved to treat the disease. "When we looked at patients who are being seen by family practitioners and by neurologists, we were surprised at the number of people who are not benefiting from drugs pr...
MS drug helps reduce vision loss
...s disability and reduces relapse rates in multiple sclerosis
(MS) has been found to also reduce vision loss in ...volved 2,138 men and women with relapsing multiple sclerosis
from clinics in Europe, North American, Australia, and New Zealand. More than half of the people re...
Penn researchers find treatment for MS also reduces vision loss in MS patients
...nd reduces relapse rates in patients with multiple sclerosis
(MS) also reduces vision loss in patients with relapsing MS. Vision loss is one of the most common and disabling symptoms of MS. "Not only does natalizumab prevent the worsening of vision loss in people with relapsing MS, but it is also associate...
Jefferson immunology researchers show blood-brain barrier damage could affect MS severity
...mel Cancer Center at Jefferson studying a multiple sclerosis
(MS)-like disease in mice have shown that the amount of "damage" to the central nervous systems protective blood-brain barrier in essence, opening it almost always correlates to the severity of the disease. The findings, reported online in the Proc...
Inhibiting blood to save the brain
... important in blood clotting, can promote multiple sclerosis
(MS) when it leaks from the blood into the brain, triggering inflammation that leads to MS-related nerve damage. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have identified a fibrin-derived peptide that inhibits t...
Many people with MS report financial strain related to health care
...ving a nationwide sampling of people with multiple sclerosis
found that although they had higher than average r...king-age individuals across the U.S. with multiple sclerosis
from among the client mailing list of the National MS Society. Most participants were women (79%), w...
Updated rates of common US neurological disorders
...found nearly one out of 1,000 people have multiple sclerosis
(MS). "Our estimate of MS prevalence is about 50 percent higher than a comprehensive review from 1982. Whether this reflects improvements in diagnosis or whether incidence is actually increasing deserves further study," said one of the study authors ...
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