Our stomach and brain are connected through the ‘gut-brain axis’.
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Our gut microbes play a key role in sending and receiving signals that influence the brain.
In patients with MS, the body’s immune system attacks the nerve cells.
This antibody protects patients from viruses, even while on immunosuppressant drugs.
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Obesity in young people today may contribute up to 14% of overall risk of multiple sclerosis in 2035.
Further tests are needed but a trial showed that, when compared against placebo treatment, those given the drug had a 79% lower risk of developing severe disease.
We shown how to stop immune cells from attacking the nervous system cells.
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Our research has found a way of switching immune system cells from attacking to protecting.
People who have trouble with their speech, say after a stroke, can find it challenging. But a speech pathologist can help.
When people lose their speech, they can stop working and friends can drift away. Here's what we can do to help them get the rehabilitation they need.
In research studies, treated mice were quickly able to regain the ability to walk.
A promising new approach to treating MS tricks defective immune cells into thinking they are attacking the body, when they are in fact being attacked themselves.
Terry Wahls before and after she changed her diet.
A doctor with MS who experimented with diet and other treatments has experienced a slowing of her decline – now she's researching why it happened.
Signals from inside the brain can reveal what’s happening in nerve cells.
When nerve cells in the brain pass electrical signals to each other, they create tiny electric fields that can be sensed from outside the skull.
Studying digital and biological connections can shed light on both fields.
Biological research can inspire technological innovation. Also, software that models computer networks can inform health care for patients with neurological disorders.
People exposed to low levels of sunlight are more likely to have MS than those who live in warm climates.
Young women are disproportionately affected by multiple sclerosis, a disease where the body attacks the brain, scrambling communication to the rest of the body. Here's what we know about the causes.
Medical cannabis challenges scientific norms and the usual regulation of medicines.
All multiple sclerosis sufferers have stem cells with the potential to heal them, but scientists are only just figuring out how to kick them into action.
Women’s immune systems mount a significantly stronger response against invaders.
Women have evolved to have stronger immunity than men. But this comes with downsides -
women are more likely to have autoimmune diseases due to their "reactive" immune systems.
Some of the notable additions to the PBS include drugs to treat eye and HIV infections, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, and cancer.
An independent expert provides his pick of the most notable drugs added to the PBS on May 1, 2017.
A woman with MS leaves a licensed medical cannabis dispensary in Illinois.
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There are many anecdotal reports indicating cannabis' beneficial effects for treating MS symptoms, but research with cannabis is difficult to do.
Multiple sclerosis involves the central nervous system, made up of the brain and spinal cord.
Fingolimod is a drug used to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease. It is an immunomodulator, which means it works by suppressing the immune system.
There is conflicting medical evidence.
A new type of stem cell therapy for MS seems effective, but the side effects can be catastrophic.
Kirkwall harbour, Orkney.
Orkney's ultra-high incidence has been linked to the weak northern sun. So how come the more northern Shetlands are less afflicted?