Multiple Sclerosis

  • Nano particles protect brain from multiple sclerosis November 23, 2012

    Sydney: Nano particles could prevent the immune system from attack of multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating nerve disease diagnosed between 20 and 40 years, according to a finding. MS affects any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord, damaging the myelin sheath, which protects the nerve cells, slowing...
  • Multiple Sclerosis treatment a challenge in India? February 21, 2012

    Chennai: One in a lakh Indians is thought to suffer from multiple sclerosis, a life-long disorder of the nervous system. Support groups are lobbying to bring the disease under the Disability Act, and are fighting for insurance cover. It was 18 years ago that Mariam Nisreen was struck by multiple...
  • Pills for multiple sclerosis to be available soon January 23, 2011

    London: A pill for multiple sclerosis (MS) could be available after regulators agree to grant a licence. MS is the most common disabling neurological condition, affecting almost 100,000 Britons. Every week 50 young people are diagnosed with it. The drug, fingolimod, has been found to slow down the progress of the disease...
  • Damage from multiple sclerosis can be reversed December 7, 2010

    London: Damage caused by multiple sclerosis could be reversed by activating stem cells that can repair injury in the central nervous system, a study has shown. Researchers from the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh have identified a mechanism essential for regenerating insulating layers - known as myelin sheaths - that protect...
  • US woman with debilitating disease conquers Everest September 20, 2009

    New Delhi: An American woman suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that attacks the central nervous system and muscle use has successfully climbed Mount Everest. Lori Schneider now hopes her accomplishment will serve as an of inspiration to others. ...
  • Human-cow hybrid embryo stirs debate in UK Parliament April 4, 2008

    London: A debate has been triggered off in Britain after researchers at Newcastle University were successful in creating a human-cow hybrid embryo. Although the embryo was destroyed in three days, scientists feel if they are successful in creating human embryos from animal eggs it will help develop cures for...
  • Vitamin D may help fight multiple sclerosis December 20, 2006

    Washington: People with higher levels of vitamin D have a markedly reduced risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published on Tuesday that may point to a promising way to protect against the disease. MS is an incurable and often disabling disease of the central nervous system that...