Latest Multiple Sclerosis News and Research
  1. Climate change and disruption of ecosystem affect allergies, respiratory disorders

    Climate change and disruption of the ecosystem have the potential to profoundly impact the human body. Xue Ming, professor of neurology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, who recently published a paper in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health on the effects of climate change on allergies, autoimmunity and the microbiome -; the beneficial microorganisms that live on and inside the human body -; discusses how the delicate balance of the environment affects conditions such as allergies, autism, and immune disorders.
  2. Discovery of new mechanism in the immune system provides better understanding of diseases

    An active immune system protects against diseases and infections. An overactive immune system is the body's worst enemy. One example of this is multiple sclerosis, which is a so-called autoimmune disease, while an overactive immune system also leads to some COVID-19 patients becoming seriously ill.
  3. Discovery could have important implications for brain infections, neurodegenerative diseases

    More than 30 million Americans are infected with a brain parasite spread by cats and contaminated meat, but most will never show symptoms.
  4. Anti-inflammatory Tetracycline activity may modulate COVID-19 severity

    The current COVID-19 pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), seems to attack the human airway epithelium primarily. In severely affected patients, the illness progresses to hypoxemic respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The latter is treatable mainly by supportive management.
  5. Study reveals neural mechanisms underlying state mental fatigue in multiple sclerosis

    Researchers at Kessler Foundation conducted a pilot study comparing the effects of mental fatigue on brain activation patterns in people with and without multiple sclerosis (MS).

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