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Molecule triggers remyelination in MS in new study

Molecule triggers remyelination in MS in new studyPublished: 30 January 2022 A signalling protein called fractalkine promoted myelin repair in a new study in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS). Fractalkine triggered new growth of myelin-producing cells, oligodendrocytes, and also reduced pro-inflammatory immune cells in the brain. The protein
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Teens' sleep is linked to MS development

The factor that may increase teens’ risk of MS by 50%

The factor that may increase teens’ risk of MS by 50%Published: 25 January 2022 Teenagers who sleep poorly – less than seven hours a night – are between 40% and 50% more likely to go on to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later on than those who have good sleep, a
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Possible new biomarker for MS diagnosis discovered

Possible new biomarker for MS diagnosis discoveredPublished: 25 January 2022 Researchers have discovered a new possible biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of multiple sclerosis (MS). Myelin basic protein, a key myelin protein in the sacs of cellular content that are released by oligodendrocytes – which are the myelin-producing cells
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Smokers with MS now have another reason to kick the habit

Smokers with MS now have another reason to kick the habitPublished: 24 January 2022 Smokers with MS are more likely to have anxiety and depression than MSers who don't smoke, a new systematic review has found. Across all of the studies analysed, smoking was associated with a 1.3-2.3 times higher
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65% of MS patients discontinue this therapy within a year

65% of MS patients discontinue this therapy within a yearPublished: 23 January 2022 Baclofen is one of the drugs licenced to treat spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), but a new Swedish population-based study showed half of patients discontinued it in the first six months, and 90% stopped within
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Could Covid-19 trigger multiple sclerosis?

Could Covid-19 trigger multiple sclerosis?Published: 11 January 2022 A new study has found a protein in SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is structurally similar to proteins that the immune system attacks in multiple sclerosis (MS). The researchers said this could show a potential mechanism for how Covid-19 could trigger
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Accessible lipstick launch coming from L’Oréal

Accessible lipstick launch coming from L’OréalPublished: 10 January 2022 Beauty brand L’Oréal has unveiled a new technology prototype that will allow people with limited hand and arm mobility to easier access lipstick application. Aimed at anyone with limited fine motor skills – something that can be affected with multiple sclerosis
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UK study finds no protective benefits of alcohol against MS

UK study finds no protective benefits of alcohol against MSPublished: 04 January 2022 Drinking alcohol doesn’t have any effect on the likeliness of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new large-scale analysis. Some previous studies have suggested that alcohol consumption may be linked with a lower risk of MS,
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Intestinal inflammation markers found in MS patients

Intestinal inflammation markers found in MS patientsPublished: 20 December 2022 A new study has found that people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have higher levels of a protein called lipocalin 2 (Lcn-2) in their stool, which is a marker for inflammation in the intestine, compared with healthy people without MS. The
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