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2013-11-11 10:25:12

Scientists are gaining a new level of understanding of multiple sclerosis (MS) that may lead to new treatments and approaches to controlling the chronic disease, according to new research released today at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science and health. MS is a severe, often crippling, autoimmune disease caused by the body's immune system attacking the nervous system. Today, more than two...

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...

2013-04-27 23:03:44

SclerosisTreatment.com a division of Ironclad Integrity will present a new natural treatment for multiple sclerosis in a presentation of Dr. Gary M. Levin´s book. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 http://www.SclerosisTreatment.com has decided to help readers confronting various health problems by introducing a weekly rubric of treatments for various affections. This week, reporters will introduce readers to Dr. Gary M. Levin´s Multiple Sclerosis Natural Treatment, an...

2012-04-30 14:55:57

Researchers studying multiple sclerosis (MS) have long been looking for the specific molecules in the body that cause lesions in myelin, the fatty, insulating cells that sheathe the nerves. Nearly a decade ago, a group at Mayo Clinic found a new enzyme, called Kallikrein 6, that is present in abundance in MS lesions and blood samples and is associated with inflammation and demyelination in other neurodegenerative diseases. In a study published this month in Brain Pathology, the same group...

2011-12-02 13:55:30

Mayo Clinic researchers have identified critical steps leading to myelin destruction in neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a debilitating neurological disease that is commonly misdiagnosed as multiple sclerosis (MS). The findings could lead to better care for the thousands of patients around the world with NMO. The paper was published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. NMO is an inflammatory autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that damages the optic...

2011-11-14 23:50:47

Vitamin D levels are significantly lower in patients with recurrent inflammatory spinal cord disease, according to a study published Online First by Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Vitamin D is a steroid vitamin that promotes the intestinal absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. In recent years, low levels of vitamin D have been linked to a variety of autoimmune conditions, including multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease of the central nervous system...

2011-05-02 20:56:48

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that aquaporin-4, a water transporting protein, plays a role in brain inflammation via a mechanism involving astrocyte swelling and cytokine release A new protein, called aquaporin-4, is making waves and found to play a key role in brain inflammation, or encephalitis. This discovery is important as the first to identify a role for this protein in inflammation, opening doors for the development of new drugs that treat brain inflammation and other...

2011-04-13 22:00:36

A just released study on the relationship between multiple sclerosis (MS) and chronic cerebral venous insufficiency (CCSVI), a narrowing of the extracranial veins that restricts the normal outflow of blood from the brain, found that CCSVI may be a result of MS, not a cause. The study, conducted by University at Buffalo researchers, appears in the current issue of Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, associate professor of neurology in the UB...

2011-04-12 14:26:10

Many patients with progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) worry how quickly the disease will progress. Now, by noting the presence of certain markers in a commonly performed diagnostic test, Mayo Clinic researchers can predict whether patients will suffer a faster onset of disability and counsel them to help ease anxiety. The research is being presented at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. Progressive MS is a disease of the central nervous system that can damage the...

2011-03-09 18:26:16

Use of new data should speed diagnosis -- publication coincides with MS Awareness Week International Panel Revises "McDonald Criteria" for Diagnosing MS -- Use of new data should speed diagnosis -- Publication coincides with MS Awareness Week An international panel has revised and simplified the "McDonald Criteria" commonly used to diagnose multiple sclerosis, incorporating new data that should speed the diagnosis without compromising accuracy. The International Panel on Diagnosis of MS,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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