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. Researchers document the health problems that precede a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
  2. New research has shown that vitamin D (also commonly known as the sunshine vitamin) is unlikely to protect individuals from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease or other brain-related disorders.
  3. Targeting multiple proteins at once may be the real key to treating neurodegenerative diseases, according to a recent study.
  4. While the DNA sequence remains the same throughout a person's life, the expression of the encoded genes may change with time and contribute to disease development in genetically predisposed individuals. Researchers have now discovered a new mechanism of a major risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS) that triggers disease through epigenetic regulation. They also found a protective genetic variant that reduces the risk for MS.
  5. Researchers report that indazole chloride, a synthetic compound that acts on one form of the body's estrogen receptors, is able to remyelinate (add new myelin to) damaged axons and alter the body's immune system -- findings that could help treat multiple sclerosis. Drugs available to treat MS alter the immune system but do not induce repair of damaged axons.