Navigation Links
Wayne State University researcher's model will target causes of everyday MS symptoms
Date:2/14/2012

Detroit Annoying, frustrating symptoms like difficulty hearing or remembering things can complicate everyday living for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, but most research to date has focused on the disease's less frequent but more debilitating consequences.

Recently, however, an increasing number of patients have expressed their desire for a better quality of life between relapses, as the body attacks its own central nervous system, which can cause blindness or the inability to use a limb.

"Everyone reacts more strongly to changes that are big rather than subtle changes that occur every day," said Alexander Gow, Ph.D., professor in Wayne State University's Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics and School of Medicine's departments of pediatrics and neurology, who recently received a one-year, $114,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new model system that focuses on the latter.

Approximately 400,000 Americans have MS, and every week about 200 people are diagnosed. Worldwide, it affects about 2.5 million people.

Over time, Gow said, MS patients can lose their ability to focus mentally, forget what they want to do or have difficulty following conversations. But because the causes of MS are still somewhat unclear, he believes part of the reason for the lack of attention to such symptoms may lie in clinicians' inability to offer solutions to patients.

Patients can become extremely depressed or frustrated at their inability to perform daily mental functions, which has led some to undergo drug treatments similar to those used to treat behavioral disorders. However, Gow said, such treatments may not be all that effective for many MS patients.

He believes the immune system attacks that damage or destroy white matter brain cells (oligodendrocytes) and cause the more catastrophic symptoms of MS also destroy cells in the brain's gray matter cells (neurons), where auditory, visual and cogniti
'/>"/>

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
313-577-8845
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Genomatix gives a hand in the analysis of Wayne States sequencing projects
2. NextCAT Inc. secures $250,000 to commercialize biodiesel technology developed at Wayne State
3. NextCAT secures license agreement for advanced biofuel technology from Wayne State
4. Soy increases effectiveness of radiation at killing lung cancer, Wayne State study shows
5. Wayne State University chosen as Michigans sole participant in EcoCAR 2
6. Wayne State to study the role of vitamin D in African-Americans with high blood pressure
7. Wayne State researcher discovers antibiotic useful for localized treatment of bone wear
8. Wayne State start-up company NextCAT awarded nearly $500,000 from NSF for Phase II SBIR
9. EPA grants help Wayne State researchers stave off Great Lakes environmental invaders
10. Wayne State announces license agreement for breakthrough approaches to vision restoration
11. Better CMT outcome measurement is Wayne State University physicians goal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/12/2015)... WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. , March 12, 2015 ... afternoon at Brenner Children,s Hospital, part of Wake Forest ... an outreach initiative for the 2015 ACC Men,s Basketball ... taking pictures with them and getting their autographs. ... Wake Forest Baptist. It is the only children,s hospital ...
(Date:3/11/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3p32qm/access_control ) has ... by Product, Application & By Geography - Global Forecast ... , This report predicts that the access ... 2020, with an estimated CAGR of 10.6%. ... such as contact cards & readers, contactless cards & ...
(Date:3/10/2015)... Colo. , March 10, 2015 ... Flight "Personalized Medicine in Human Space ... and Thomas J. Goodwin , Ph.D. was recently ... of the past two years. Specifically, "Personalized ... most downloaded scientific papers published in 2013 and 2014 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Access Control (Cards & Readers, Biometrics, Controllers, Management Software) Market 2015-2020 - Analysis of the $10 Billion Market 2"Personalized Medicine in Human Space Flight" Listed Among Most Influential Papers of 2013 and 2014 2
... when cooks in France and elsewhere will be slipping bits ... for a luxurious flavor, scientists are revealing the secrets that ... Their study, which could lead to better ways to determine ... ACS, Journal of Proteome Research . Mark ...
... The astonishing success of the alien invasive harlequin ladybird in ... to investigate a key ecological theory the Enemy Release ... new alien species arrives into a country or region it ... Writing in the latest issue of the ...
... of how cancer cells evolve could help scientists design ... , Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center studying ... than resulting from a steady accumulation of small genetic ... to undergo large, drastic mutations. This insight could help ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists unearth secrets of Périgord truffles, the culinary 'black diamond' 2Harlequin ladybirds escape enemies while native species succumb 2New insights into cancer evolution help define screening window of opportunity 2New insights into cancer evolution help define screening window of opportunity 3
(Date:3/25/2015)... 25, 2015 Laboratory workers can ... and Analytical Balances to get best-performing features while ... weighing balances from the trusted brand include: , ... increase your efficiency by providing a large weighing ... Weighing modes include parts counting, percent weighing, checkweighing, ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and REYKJAVIK, Iceland ... provides comprehensive capabilities for using the genome to create better ... publication of the largest studies of whole-genome data yet undertaken. ... Nature Genetics – are built around ... authored by a team of deCODE scientists led by ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... 2015  Point-of-Care Partners, a leading health information ... launched the ePrescribing State Law Capsule -- a ... regulatory requirements in all 50 states and DC.  ... to change rapidly, so we have evolved our ... ultimately patients, need," said Tony Schueth , ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... Having added two International locations in ... 2014, ITRA Global proudly announced recently the organization’s expansion ... Alliance, based in the United States, is one of ... of commercial real estate. , Saltwood International ... that exclusively advises occupiers of office space, ensuring that ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Economical Top-Loading and Analytical Symmetry Balances from Cole-Parmer 2Landmark deCODE Studies Demonstrate the Power of Truly Big Genomics for Improving Medicine Worldwide 2Point-of-Care Partners Launches the ePrescribing State Law Capsule 2International Organization Expands its Global Reach to Warsaw, Poland 2
... group of Master of Science in Biotechnology students ... University of Wisconsin-Madison this weekend. For the past two years ... from last year's pilot class of 10, to get deeper ... ,"There is an interdependence in the program: business, science and ...
... to use a $75,000 grant to make the financial relationships ... available online. , ,The grant came from the Joyce ... policy. , ,All the information is already available, but ... is charged with keeping track of the financial relationships of ...
... been written, said, and even adjudicated about peer-to-peer music sharing ... service promising to legitimize song sharing. Yet Mercora ... million people who have downloaded the software since its quiet ... IM Radio the IM stands for Individual Modulation ...
Cached Biology Technology:New UW master's program ramps up to fill demand for biotech skills 2New UW master's program ramps up to fill demand for biotech skills 3Ethics Board to put financial disclosures online with new grant 2Mercora gets music sharing right 2Mercora gets music sharing right 3
...
...
Physical Form: powder Color: white Removes FLAG peptide from N-terminal and Met-N-terminal fusion proteins. Supplied with optimized enterokinase buffer....
... The Universal Vacuum System UVS400 is ... system. The UVS400 combines a refrigerated vapor ... in a single integrated unit. The easy-to-use, ... recovered solvent into single jar for easy ...
Biology Products: