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2013-07-22 10:56:18

Multiple sclerosis treatments that repair damage to the brain could be developed thanks to new research. A study has shed light on how cells are able to regenerate protective sheaths around nerve fibers in the brain. These sheaths, made up of a substance called myelin, are critical for the quick transmission of nerve signals, enabling vision, sensation and movement, but break down in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). The study, by the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge,...

2013-07-14 23:00:39

http://www.SclerosisTreatment.com reviews Gary Levin's Natural Multiple Sclerosis treatment book, a new multiple sclerosis treatment manual that reveals to people causes of MS, symptoms, signs, natural treatments and prevention. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 14, 2013 http://www.SclerosisTreatment.com Exposes Dr. Gary M. Levin's Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Book, a step-by-step method that rehabilitates the immune system and boosts the supporting body systems to eliminate all MS...

2013-07-13 23:03:21

Natural Multiple Sclerosis Treatment created by Gary Levin is a new multiple sclerosis treatment book that reveals to people causes their MS, symptoms, signs, treatments and prevention. A full Natural Multiple Sclerosis Treatment overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 13, 2013 Natural Multiple Sclerosis Treatment book introduces to people an effective multiple sclerosis treatment, tips, safe methods, natural remedies, diet plans, and...

2013-06-27 12:37:01

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have paved the way for new treatments for a common genetic disorder thanks to pioneering research on zebrafish — an animal capable of mending its own heart. Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT) is the most common genetic disorder affecting the nervous system. More than 20,000 people in the UK suffer from CMT, which typically causes progressive weakness and long-term pain in the feet, leading to walking difficulties. There is currently no cure...

New Imaging Technique Could Help Speed Up Research For MS
2013-06-13 11:46:17

University of British Columbia Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that detects the telltale signs of multiple sclerosis in finer detail than ever before — providing a more powerful tool for evaluating new treatments. The technique analyzes the frequency of electro-magnetic waves collected by an MRI scanner, instead of the size of those waves. Although analyzing the number of waves per second had long...

Breakthrough MS Treatment Shown To Be Safe And Effective
2013-06-06 14:13:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Northwestern Medicine researchers say they have discovered a big breakthrough that could help people suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS). The researchers completed the first phase of a clinical trial for the first treatment to reset the immune system of MS patients. They found that the patients showed the therapy was safe and dramatically reduced their immune systems' reactivity to myelin by 50 to 75 percent. In MS, the...

Turning Stem Cells Into Brain Cells To Cure Multiple Sclerosis And Cerebral Palsy
2013-04-15 09:33:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The painful, debilitating symptoms associated with myelin disorders, such as multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy, may one day be avoided if new breakthroughs in medical science have anything to say about it. One such breakthrough by a team of scientists at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (CaseMed) has discovered a technique that directly converts skin cells into a type of brain cells destroyed in patients with these myelin...

2013-04-01 11:21:28

Role of cells other than motor neurons much larger than anticipated Johns Hopkins scientists say they have evidence from animal studies that a type of central nervous system cell other than motor neurons plays a fundamental role in the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal degenerative disease. The discovery holds promise, they say, for identifying new targets for interrupting the disease's progress. In a study described online in Nature Neuroscience, the...

Genome Sequencing Of The Sea Lamprey Completed By Researchers
2013-03-02 05:21:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report in the journal Nature Genetics, an international team of geneticists has announced the successful sequencing of the sea lamprey genome. The sea lamprey makes for an interesting genetic case from an evolutionary standpoint, being a jawless vertebrate that diverged from jawed vertebrates millions of years ago. “The sea lamprey is a primitive jawless vertebrate that diverged from other jawed vertebrates...

Genes Linked To Human Neurological Disorders Found In Sea Lamprey Genome
2013-02-26 09:43:10

Marine Biological Laboratory [ Watch The Video Spinal Cord Regerenation In Sea Lamprey ] Discovery will accelerate research on Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have identified several genes linked to human neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and spinal cord injury, in the sea lamprey, a vertebrate fish whose whole-genome sequence is reported this week in the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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