Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory disease in which the fatty myelin sheaths around the axons of the brain and spinal cord are damaged, leading to demyelination and scarring as well as a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms. MS affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other effectively. 

Medical Marijuana Eases MS Symptoms

By | Mon, 03/24/2014 - 16:00

Medical marijuana pills and oral cannabis sprays may alleviate some symptoms of MS, but more research may be necessary.

Statins Slow Progression Of Advanced-Stage Multiple Sclerosis

By | Sun, 03/23/2014 - 19:09

The progression of an advanced stage of multiple sclerosis, which currently has few — if any — treatment options, was shown to slow down with the help of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.

FDA Delays Review Of New MS Drug

By | Tue, 03/18/2014 - 16:44

The FDA has delayed by three months the date for its final review of Biogen Idec's new multiple sclerosis drug, Plegridy.

Do Birth Control Pills And Obesity Cause MS?

By | Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:00

Birth control pills and obesity may raise your risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) by 35 percent and 50 percent, respectively.

Catch MS Years Before Symptoms Develop

By | Sun, 02/23/2014 - 14:54

An antibody in the bloodstream could help physicians diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) several years before symptoms appear, a new study finds.

Possible New Warning Sign Of MS Years Before Symptoms Appear

By | Fri, 02/21/2014 - 16:00

A new study has discovered a particular antibody that is found in the blood of people with MS may be present long before the onset of the disease and its symptoms.

Undiganosed Sleep Apnea Worsens Fatigue for MS Patients

By | Fri, 02/14/2014 - 15:00

New research suggests patients with MS are more likely to have an undiagnosed sleeping disorder, which could contribute to their fatigue.

Potential Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Repairs Brain Tissue, Reduces Damage

By | Sat, 02/08/2014 - 16:11

A new potential MS treatment can use a the protein Endothelin-1 to help repair brain tissue damage.

Tecfidera, MS Drug, Helps Biogen Surge 26% In Annual Revenues

By | Wed, 01/29/2014 - 13:52

Biogen posted a 26 percent increase over last year’s annual revenues, an extraordinary surge due in part to the swift growth of Tecfidera, the company’s oral multiple sclerosis drug.

Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine May Become Reality, Thanks To Newly Discovered Trigger

By | Tue, 01/28/2014 - 16:57

A possible bacterial trigger for multiple sclerosis may allow researchers to develop vaccines and antibodies against the debilitating condition.

Fighting Off MS With Vitamin D

By | Mon, 01/20/2014 - 16:51

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, proliferates more slowly and in lesser volume in the presence of high vitamin D levels.

Does Alcohol Consumption Have Any Effect On A Person's Risk Of Developing MS?

By | Mon, 01/06/2014 - 16:37

The amount of alcohol we consume has no effect on our risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

Antioxidant Reverses Multiple Sclerosis-Like Disease In Mice

By | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 18:48

The antioxidant MitoQ was shown to reverse nerve damage in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.

Vitamin D Blocks MS Symptoms In Mouse Model

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:07

The "sunshine" vitamin D may help protect vital organs from nerve damage associated with multiple sclerosis.

Trevor Bayne, NASCAR Driver, Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:32

Trevor Bayne, the NASCAR driver, has just been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and he says it will not affect his status in upcoming races.