Navigation Links
Multiple sclerosis: Back to basics?
Date:6/3/2013

In his article, "Pathoetiology of multiple sclerosis: are we barking up the wrong tree?", Peter K. Stys of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, argues that while the majority of the medical research community currently approaches MS as an autoimmune disease (much like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis), for which the trigger is the immune system attacking a particular part of the nervous system, the features of the disease are equally well explained by approaching MS as a neurodegenerative disease (such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's), which is followed by an immune reaction to damage.

This may sound like a fine distinction, but it would totally change the approach taken in treating the disease, as one would try to stop the degeneration of the nervous system rather than damp down the immune system. Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by the breaking down of the nervous system, and although immune cell infiltration and loss of the myelin sheath that insulates nerve fibres is the hallmark of MS, more recent studies indicate that neuronal structures are also damaged.

Dr. Stys argues that as current approaches have failed to produce effective treatments, the medical research community should look afresh at alternative explanations for the disease, in order to better understand how to treat MS.


'/>"/>

Contact: Eleanor Howell
press@f1000.com
44-020-763-19129
Faculty of 1000
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Multiple Sclerosis Natural Treatment and New Herbal Remedies Analyzed by SclerosisTreatment.com
2. Imprelis Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Multiple Property Owners Nationwide Who Allege Imprelis Use Resulted In Extensive Tree Damage and Death, Reports Wright & Schulte
3. Multiple research teams unable to confirm high-profile Alzheimers study
4. Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) Research Grant Program Announced
5. Multiple Head Injuries Raise Soldiers Suicide Risk, Study Finds
6. Imprelis Lawsuit Filed by Wright & Schulte LLC on Behalf of Multiple Lawn Care Companies and Property Owners Who Allege Imprelis Use Caused Extensive Tree Damage
7. Dr. Gary M. Levin's Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Review and MS Research Revealed by SclerosisTreatment.com
8. Weill Cornell Medical School Teams with MediGait to Get the Elderly, Sufferers of Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis “Back on their Feet”
9. Imprelis Lawsuit Representing Multiple Property Owners Alleging Imprelis Seriously Damaged Their Trees and Other Plant Life Filed By Wright & Schulte
10. Multiple Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Filed Against Ethicon, Inc. on Behalf of Women Seriously Injured Allegedly Due to Vaginal Mesh Sling Defects, Reports Wright & Schulte
11. Class Action Imprelis Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Multiple Property Owners Who Allege Imprelis Use Caused Extensive Tree Damage and Death, Reports Wright & Schulte
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/26/2014)... 26, 2014 Parker & Sons, ... best in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services ... emergency services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning ... Arizona is known for its incredibly hot summers. ... the intricacies and details of a wide variety ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 The ... to 2023” focuses on the current treatment landscape, unmet ... cancer market. TS-1 is an anti-cancer drug which is ... orally and is also used for treating gastric cancer ... and otastat potassium. The drug was first approved in ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The short film “Color of Honor” ... honor of a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It ... the 24 hours of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and ... Actress, screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana plays the ... with her husband, Gregory Graham - Graham plays ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Recently, LunaDress.co.uk has updated its ... and related accessories. Now, all of the models at LunaDress.co.uk come ... a groom lifts the wedding veil can turn out to be ... charm. A wedding veil can always bring surprise to a wedding. ... on how to choose veils for a big day . ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... could be closing in on a "fountain of youth" drug ... health of older adults, a new study suggests. Seniors ... a drug that targets a genetic signaling pathway linked to ... report. The experimental medication, a version of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:TS-1 Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:LunaDress Provides Professional Tips On Shopping Wedding And Prom Dresses 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 3
... Netherlands, May 8 LyondellBasell Industries,has completed ... of its management systems at its plants ... MonoPropyleneGlycol USP/EP,(MPG-USP/EP) is produced., HACCP is ... preventing,food safety hazards. The comprehensive nature of ...
... 8 PennWell Corporation is launching a,third dental ... -,7th, 2008. Registration is now open and available ... use,leading-edge technology to bring dental professionals together with,colleagues ... computer., "DDS Tech Fair is designed to ...
... Academies Keck FUTURES INITIATIVE announced today the recipients of ... research on aging and healthspan -- the period of ... The 15 projects chosen represent a wide range ... of the fifth annual FUTURES conference, "The Future of ...
... physicians across the country who lead small practices are ... FACP, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) ... Dr. Dale emphasized that practices are medicines small businesses, ... Medicares flawed reimbursement rates and formulas. , Approximately 20 ...
... non-profit youth,development organization, has been awarded a $25,000 grant ... launched Healthy Communities Program,launched today in conjunction with District ... General Mills Foundation and the Mayor,s Commission,on Food and ... to focus on,helping children eat healthy and stay physically ...
... people discover mold on their bread, they immediately throw ... the tiny fungus. A University of Missouri scientist, along ... mechanism in the reproductive cycle of a certain species ... abnormalities by silencing unmatched genes during meiosis (sexual reproduction). ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Raising the Bar on MonoPropyleneGlycol USP/EP 2Health News:PennWell Announces DDS Tech Fair 2Health News:Keck Futures Initiative awards $1M for 15 research projects 2Health News:Keck Futures Initiative awards $1M for 15 research projects 3Health News:Keck Futures Initiative awards $1M for 15 research projects 4Health News:Keck Futures Initiative awards $1M for 15 research projects 5Health News:Keck Futures Initiative awards $1M for 15 research projects 6Health News:ACP says Medicare cuts will hurt physicians in small practices 2Health News:Brainfood Awarded $25,000 Grant from General Mills Foundation through DC Mayor Fenty's New Health Communities Program 2Health News:Bread mold may hold secret to eliminating disease-causing genes 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Commonwealth Cornerstone Group (CCG) today ... Credits transaction on Tuesday to help fund the expansion and ... in Sharon . PHN ... Pennsylvania . It is the largest employer in ... than 150 people on staff. Currently, PHN Sharon ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014  Conkwest, Inc., the Natural Killer Cell ... Killer (NK) cell-line platform, Neukoplast® (NK-92™) as an ... , NantWorks founder, physician scientist and biotechnology entrepreneur, ... approximately $48 million of the Company,s Class A ... will be named Co-Chairman of the Conkwest Board ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... focused on skin permeation, continuous glucose monitoring and ... Hollander has been appointed Chief Executive Officer ... than 20 years of experience in the medical ... recently served as Vice President, Business Development, Otsuka ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Commonwealth Cornerstone Group Announces $8 Million in Tax Credits to Expand and Consolidate Healthcare Services in Sharon 2Commonwealth Cornerstone Group Announces $8 Million in Tax Credits to Expand and Consolidate Healthcare Services in Sharon 3Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 2Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 3Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 4Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 5Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 2Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 3
... Technology Co., Ltd, one of the leading manufacturers of medical ... machine. Noble Laser,s IPL machine always enjoys a ... world choose this machine because of high configuration, stable quality ... free choosing. Please log in to www.noblelaser.com to ...
...  The Preserve Community Pharmacy Access NOW! (PCPAN) coalition today applauded ... the proposed merger between Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) and ... In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), ... 100,000 active and retired union mine workers. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Beijing Noble Laser Technology Co., Ltd Offers a Great Deal on its IPL Machine 2Nationwide Coalition Applauds United Mine Workers For Voicing Concern Over Proposed ESI/Medco Merger 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: