ScienceDaily Multiple Sclerosis News

Information on multiple sclerosis. Read current research articles and learn about multiple sclerosis diagnosis, symptoms as well as the latest MS treatment options.
  1. Nerve fibers are surrounded by a myelin sheath. Scientists have now made the first-ever 'live' observations of how this protective layer is formed.
  2. Two new studies look at the effects of stopping the newer, stronger drug natalizumab for multiple sclerosis (MS) during pregnancy. Natalizumab is generally prescribed for people with MS who have not responded to or cannot tolerate other treatments for MS as it can have a rare but potentially fatal side effect.
  3. Inflammatory diseases such as Crohn's disease and multiple sclerosis have been linked to faults in a critical immune pathway that enables inflammation to continue unchecked. Researchers have shed new light on how this immune response is controlled, and hope it could lead to new drugs for people with these chronic diseases.
  4. A study reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone protects against damage to the central nervous system.
  5. Gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach than traditional treatments for neurological diseases. For multiple sclerosis, specifically, increasing cholesterol synthesis gene expression in astrocytes of the spinal cord can be a pathway to repair nerves that affect walking.