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2013-11-04 15:29:54

Inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor usually occurs in the brain and rarely occurs in the spinal cord. On imaging, inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor appears very similar to intramedullary tumors such as gliomas. It is often misdiagnosed as intramedullary tumor and surgically resected. In view of this, the clinical and magnetic resonance imaging manifestations and the pathological features of 36 cases of inflammatory demyelinating pseudotumor in the spinal cord were retrospectively...

2012-06-04 17:21:14

Some neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy are associated with the inability to repair the chronic destruction of myelin sheaths that surround the core of a nerve fiber and function to speed transmission of nerve impulses. To better understand the failure to remyelinate these nerves in disorders involving loss of these sheaths, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine examined how myelin forms during development. They found that a transcription factor known...

2011-03-21 12:52:51

Canadians have one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world with approximately 1,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Primarily striking in adulthood, physicians and researchers with the Canadian Pediatric Demyelinating Diseases Network (CPDDN), a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary group, have found that MS is being increasingly diagnosed in children.  A study by the CPDDN published in the journal Neurology, identifies a particular gene involved in the immune...

2009-09-11 13:53:00

ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Mayo Clinic study has found that two genes in mice were associated with good central nervous system repair in multiple sclerosis (MS). These findings give researchers new hope for developing more effective therapies for patients with MS and for predicting MS patients' outcomes. This study will be presented at the Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis in Dusseldorf, Germany, on Sept. 11,...

2009-09-11 14:13:30

Early research holds promise for new therapies and better prediction of patient outcomes A Mayo Clinic study has found that two genes in mice were associated with good central nervous system repair in multiple sclerosis (MS). These findings give researchers new hope for developing more effective therapies for patients with MS and for predicting MS patients' outcomes. This study will be presented at the Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis in...

2009-06-23 10:43:53

Multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy, and other conditions caused by a loss of myelin insulation around nerves can be debilitating and even deadly, but adequate treatments do not yet exist. That's in large part because of deficiencies in model research systems. In an upcoming issue of the journal Biomaterials, a UCF team addresses this problem with a report on the first lab-grown motor nerves that are insulated and organized the same way they are in the body. The group's model system,...

2009-05-26 09:21:08

A new look at therapies Statins, a commonly prescribed class of drugs used by millions worldwide to effectively lower blood cholesterol levels, may actually have a negative impact in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients treated with high daily dosages. A new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University, demonstrates that statin therapy in mice inhibits myelin repair or remyelination in the central nervous system. The findings, published in The American...

2009-03-16 15:30:00

BELGRADE, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS) www.htdsmedical.com is pleased to announce that a group of investigators (lead by Professor Mirjana Stojiljkovic) from Department of Neurobiology, Institute for Biological Research "Sinisa Stankovic", University of Belgrade, Serbia, (IBISS group) introduced a novel therapeutic approach in treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), a severe, currently incurable, human disease. The effectiveness of this therapy is shown in...

2009-02-02 08:53:07

Anyone with a sweet tooth knows that too much of a good thing can lead to negative consequences. The same can be said about the signals that help maintain nerve cells, as demonstrated in a new study of myelin, a protein key to efficient neuronal transmission.Normal nerve cells have a myelin sheath, which, much like the insulation on a cable, allows for rapid and efficient signal conduction. However, in several diseases "“ the most well-known being multiple sclerosis "“...

2008-11-11 12:00:26

MD Biosciences, a global biotechnology company focused in inflammations & neurology research will showcase its pre-clinical capabilities at the 2008 Neuroscience Conference in Washington, DC, November 15 - 19th, 2008, booth 1825. Capabilities included in the showcase are efficacy disease models within Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Gliosis, Parkinson's Disease, Nociceptive, Neuropathic and Inflammatory Pain. Multiple Sclerosis: Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease of the CNS....


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