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A new study has found that a combination of certain gut bacteria exacerbates the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice. Scientists already know that some gut bacteria can affect the symptoms of...
A new study on mice has found a drug called theophylline, which is used to treat respiratory diseases helps regenerate myelin. In multiple sclerosis (MS), the immune system attacks and damages the...
A new study has warned that obese children are more likely to get multiple sclerosis (MS) and one in ten cases are linked to being overweight as a child. Researchers at the Queen Mary University of...
The multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) may interfere with chicken pox immunity acquired from a vaccine, according to a new case study from Italy. Ocrevus suppresses the immune system’...
A compound found in cashew nuts shell called anacardic acid has been found to promote myelin repair and lessen neuronal damage and disability in a study on mice. A research team from Vanderbilt...
Further evidence that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) may cause multiple sclerosis (MS) comes in the form of a new study from Germany in which all 901 early disease patients were carrying antibodies...
Data from France has shown that for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), high scores on the expanded disability severity scale (EDSS), age, and obesity were linked as risk factors to more severe...
A new study has identified a possible biomarker in the blood that may help predict the severity and progression of MS. High levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) was linked to higher disability...
Just four weeks of mindfulness meditation could help to improve emotional balance and thinking ability in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and even more so than cognitive training, new research...
Half of people with radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS) will go on to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study. RIS is a phenomenon where MS-like damage shows up on an MRI but the...

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