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B-cells are important in helping the immune system fight pathogens. However, in the case of multiple sclerosis (MS) they can damage nerve tissue. When particular control cells are missing, too many B...
According to a new study, a modified clinical Pilate’s exercise programme had a significant effect on functional capacity and quality of life in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Researchers set out...
According to an announcement by the MS Trust, on 31 October, NICE has delayed its decision on approving ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) for patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS). The...
Lymphatic vessels that clean the brain of harmful material also play a crucial role in the development and progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), new research from the University of Virginia...
Infection with the most common member of the herpesvirus family, HHV-6, significantly accelerated the development and progression of a multiple sclerosis-like disease in monkeys, a new study reports...
Environmental conditions such as salinity (saltiness) and temperature may trigger structural changes found in myelin sheaths during the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study....
Newly discovered and rare genetic variations account for a small but important proportion of inherited multiple sclerosis (MS) risk, a new study reports. The newly discovered genetic variations all...
Swiss drugmaker Roche has developed a smartphone app called Floodlight which logs multiple sclerosis (MS) patients’ daily actions and records information about them, helping monitor patients’ disease...
US actress Selma Blair has revealed she has multiple sclerosis (MS). In an Instagram post the 46 year-old Cruel Intentions star said she was diagnosed in August but has had symptoms for years. "I am...
Several studies have shown that bone mineral density (BMD) at the femoral neck decreases with increasing physical handicap in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. BMD measurements in an unselected group...

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