multiple sclerosis

Bilingual speakers may benefit from protection against cognitive decline in multiple sclerosis, a new study indicates. “This is the first study that we’re aware of that has tested the idea that there is an advantage for bilinguals when it comes to neurodegenerative diseases such as MS. While most studies analyze clinical records of patients with… Read more

A molecular switch can turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered. The early research in animal models could advance an already approved Food and Drug Administration therapy and also could lead to new strategies for treating diseases of the central… Read more

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a new method to separate between two different types of a common herpes virus (HHV-6) that has been linked to multiple sclerosis. “This is a big breakthrough for both the MS and herpes virus research. For one, it supports the theory that HHV-6A could be a contributing factor to… Read more

Atrophied brain lesion volume is the sole marker from MRI scans that can accurately predict which patients with multiple sclerosis will progress to the most severe form of the disease, new research indicates. Secondary progressive MS, known as SPMS, typically appears 10 to 20 years after the initial onset and causes more physical and cognitive… Read more

Damage to myelin caused by inflammatory oligodendrocyte cell destruction combined with axon degeneration are two of the signs of multiple sclerosis (MS). Most of the available medications for MS are approved for relapsing–remitting (RR) MS, for which they reduce relapse rate, MRI measures of inflammation, and the accumulation of disability. But these medications are of… Read more