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Exercise May Impact Reduced Disease Activity in Children with MS

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 8:33am Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor Children with multiple sclerosis (MS) who get regular exercise may have a less active disease, according to a new study published online Wednesday in the journal Neurology. Children responded to questionnaires about tiredness, depression and exercise habits.  The study included 79 children who had experienced a single

Drugs Lessen Multiple Sclerosis Damage in Mice

April 27, 2015 At a Glance In a mouse study, 2 drugs already on the market activated stem cells and repaired the type of brain damage seen in multiple sclerosis (MS). More research will be needed to determine whether the drugs could lead to novel MS therapies. MS is a disease in which a nerve-insulating

Does Amyloid Kill in Alzheimer’s, Heal in MS?

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:30am Cynthia Fox, Science Writer, Bioscience Technology Amyloid beta-peptideTwo groups have recently made strides with amyloid beta (aβ), the supposed main villain in Alzheimer’s disease. But while one group is tackling Alzheimer’s by reducing aβ, the other is tackling multiple sclerosis (MS) by using aβ.“It’s all fascinating,” Stanford University neurologist Lawrence Steinman told Bioscience

New target identified in fight against Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis

February 27, 2015 By Michael C. Purdy YAMING WANG/BERND ZINSELMEYER Normally, brain cells known as microglia (green) surround Alzheimer’s plaques (blue) to help clear such plaques and other cellular debris from the brain. But the microglia shown above lack a key protein involved in this process. Scientists think the protein may be a treatment target