Demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and leukodystrophy, are characterized by damage to the protective myelin sheath that surrounds the axons of neurons. This demyelination can be caused by an … Continue Reading Cell therapy successfully promotes axon remyelination in an animal model.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a family of inherited disorders of the peripheral nervous system, affecting approximately one in 2,500 Americans. Its most common iteration, CMT1, comes in many forms, most … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown genetic cause of inherited neuropathy.
A drug that could halt the progression of multiple sclerosis may soon be developed thanks to a discovery by a team at the CHUM Research Centre and the University of … Continue Reading New treatment blocks progression of mutliple sclerosis in animal model.
A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) reports the discovery of a genetic variant that is associated with a patient’s likelihood of responding to interferon-beta, … Continue Reading New gene identified in multiple sclerosis disease activity.
Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University of Toronto have discovered a promising new approach to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). In a new study, they’ve … Continue Reading New target identified in the spinal cord for multiple sclerosis.
Results from a preliminary study indicate that among patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), treatment with nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (low intensity stem cell transplantation) was associated with improvement … Continue Reading Stem cell transplant lessens brain lesions associated with Multiple Sclerosis in human trials.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Rochester has used a new imaging technique to show how the human brain heals itself in just a few weeks following … Continue Reading Researchers develop new neuroimaging technique to measure myelin insulation, brain repair.
The brain’s plasticity and its adaptability to new situations do not function the way researchers previously thought, according to a new study published in the journal Cell. Earlier theories are … Continue Reading Vital new knowledge about the human brain’s plasticity uncovered.
Binge drinking can have lasting effects on brain pathways that are still developing during adolescence, state researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Louisiana State University. Results of their … Continue Reading Neurological adolescent binge-drinking animal model launched.
People with multiple sclerosis (MS) lose myelin in the grey matter of their brains and the loss is closely correlated with the severity of the disease, according to a new … Continue Reading New neuroimaging technique links grey matter myelin loss to severity of MS.