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Naked DNA Vaccination May Conquer Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

A novel modification of a new technology born of genetic ..engineering, and known as naked DNA vaccination, holds the ..potential of overcoming autoimmune diseases such as multiple ..sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. .. ..The vaccine is currently being ..successfully tested in animals. In multiple sclerosis (MS) and ..rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the body essentially attacks itself, ..causing inf...

Antidepressants come in handy for patients on treatment for hepatitis, cancers and multiple sclerosis

The sad part in the treatment of certain cancers, hepatitis and multiple sclerosis with interferon therapy is that while the treatment can extent life, it can seriously spoil its quality. Alpha interferon a drug used to fight these diseases can cause crippling depression. ..A new research now shows that the use of an antidepressant before starting the treatment can avoid this problem. Almost 50...

Calcium-blocker delays atherosclerosis than beta-blockers

Researchers make a comparative study showing that calcium channel blockers are more effective at slowing down atherosclerosis than beta-blockers. In new research, a group of 1,800 patients were assigned to either lacidipine,// a calcium-channel blocker, or atenolol, a beta-blocker. Both drugs are used to treat high blood pressure, but act in different ways. The calcium-channel blocker decreases t...

Adult stem cells in treatment for Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Researchers have found that treatment with adult stem cells has cured mice suffering with a form of multiple sclerosis. While some have recovered completely from paralysis of their back legs, and many showed improvement. Researchers injected the diseased mice with stem cells extracted from the brains of adult in the bloodstream or spinal cord. On examination mice showed that the stem cells had mi...

Life Quality For Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

A survey was conducted among about 200 people with multiple sclerosis ( MS ). Questions posed by the researchers covered areas such as pain, tiredness,// emotional well-being, vitality, social functioning, and the ability to perform essential activities of daily living. Results from the MS patients were then compared to results taken from a sample of people in the general population. ..Multiple s...

Effective Pain Relief For Patients Suffering From Multiple Sclerosis

Dronabinol, shows success reducing pain in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to a new study published . Dronabinol, also known as Marinol, has been used to soothe nausea and to stimulate appetite.// Researchers evaluated the effect of Dronabinol on pain in patients with multiple sclerosis. ..24 patients with multiple sclerosis and central pain participated in the study . They were give...

The Link Between Hepatitis B Vaccine And Multiple Sclerosis Questioned

A recent study by Harvard researchers suggests a link between the hepatitis B vaccination and multiple sclerosis. In their study, people who received the vaccine were three-times more likely to develop MS // over the next three years than those who were not vaccinated. ..While this finding is disturbing, the investigators emphasize the overall effect of the vaccine on the development of MS was sm...

Hope For Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Weekly injections of beta interferon are found to protect people with early stages of multiple sclerosis from loss of brain tissue.// ..Researchers followed up on a previous study which showed that beta interferon injections delayed the progression of symptoms among people with early evidence of MS and found people who have the shots lose less brain tissue. People who received the active medicat...

Individuals Born In May At A Higher Risk Of Developing Multiple Sclerosis

Latest research shows the month an individual is born in may play a role in determining whether or not he or she end up with the nervous system disorder multiple sclerosis.// ..Results showed people born in May are at higher risk for the disease while people born in November are at lowest risk. Those with May birthdays had a 13-percent increased risk compared to those with November birthdays. Co...

Debating The Link Between Sex Hormones And Multiple Sclerosis

Researchers are now debating whether sex hormones could be responsible for some of the problems experienced by people with multiple sclerosis.// ..After measuring levels of five different sex hormones in men and women with MS researchers compared them to those found in healthy people. All the MS patients also underwent brain scans to measure for inflammation and brain damage characteristic of t...

Vitamin D to reduce multiple sclerosis

The researchers at Harvard School of Public Health had found out that the intake of vitamin D might reduce the risk of having multiple// sclerosis (MS) in women. The study said that women who took a vitamin D supplement had a 40% less chance of developing MS than the ones who did not take any such supplements. ....Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease of the central nervous system....

New drug to multiple sclerosis symptoms

A new drug AVP-923 is all set to provide relief to people suffering from the dreaded disease of multiple// sclerosis, said the researchers from University of Vermont College of Medicine, US. ....Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease of the central nervous system. The disease affects the brain and spinal cord and medication till date had only been able to treat the problem symptomat...

Smoking may affect multiple sclerosis

Cigarette smoking was considered to be a risk factor for multiple sclerosis. New study shows that smoking may //enhance the neural degeneration more in people suffering from multiple sclerosis. ....In a research done by the scientists of Harvard school of medicine, researchers had been able to associate habitual smoking with rapid progression of the condition of multiple sclerosis. In a study com...

Low immunity in people with multiple sclerosis may be genetical

People who have low immunity that had lead to inability to curbing of inflammatory cells// and cause multiple sclerosis may have genes that act likewise. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University have reported that the FOXP3 gene may be responsible for the low immune problem that leads to progress of multiple sclerosis. ....Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurological disease of the cen...

Warning Issued by FDA on consumption of the drug Tysabri used to treat Multiple Sclerosis

Recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory to inform patients and health care // providers about the suspended marketing of Tysabri (nataluzimab) the drug meant to treat relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) which was approved by the FDA in 2004. .. ..FDA supports the decision to voluntarily suspend marketing of the drug as well as the use of the product...

Different Types Of Multiple Sclerosis May Be Treated Differently

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic had demonstrated that there are differences in pathological subtypes of multiple sclerosis that may react differently to treatment. Only those multiple sclerosis (MS) patients with evidence for antibody deposition or complement activation // -- immune cells that can cause tissue destruction -- in their lesions are likely to respond to plasma exchange, a treatment...

First-Born Children Are Not At Increased Risk From Multiple Sclerosis

Research published in the latest online edition of The Lancet Neurology says that the fact that first-borns have a higher chance of having multiple sclerosis is nothing but a myth. Birth order of the children does not increase their risk of having the disease, nor does their family size // have any affect on the incidence of multiple sclerosis... ..Studies suggest that both environmental and gene...

Increase Cereal Fibre To Combat Atherosclerosis

New research findings elevate the role of fibres further by stating that cereal fibre and whole-grain products may slow atherosclerosis and plaque build-up in the arteries in postmenopausal women.// ..Previous studies linked dietary fibre, particularly cereal fibre, with a decreased risk of heart disease and death. Investigating the effect of dietary fibres from cereal, whole-grains, fruit, and...

Prevent Multiple Sclerosis From Oral Contraceptives

Women who take oral contraceptives may be less at risk from developing the dreaded disease of multiple sclerosis. This study result was published in the recent issue of Archives of Neurology. ..In previous studies, estrogen delayed the onset // and eased the course of a MS-like disease in animals, suggesting that oral contraceptives, which contain estrogen, and pregnancy and the postpartum period...

Molecule Behind Multiple Sclerosis Discovered

Researchers have discovered that a single molecule is the cause of an autoimmune disease in the central nervous system, called transverse myelitis (TM). This disease is related to multiple sclerosis//. ....In a study published in the October issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, had showed that the levels of the protein, IL-6...

Genetical Screening Can Detect Early Signs Of Multiple Sclerosis

Research shows that gene variations make some people vulnerable to suffer from the dreaded disease of multiple sclerosis and a simple genetic testing can diagnose the risk//. ....According to the most complete genetic study to date in the disorder, presented by the researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee at the 130th annual meeting of the American Neurological Association i...

Multiple Sclerosis drug, Tysabri banned due to neurological disorders

Tysabri, which is used in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), has been withdrawn from market after the two patients taking the drug complained of neurological disorders. The relationship between the drug and // Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) is being researched by the scientists. If the drug is deemed to pose a significant risk, it could be a serious setback for the entire...

Dietary intake of Vitamin E by type 2 diabetics for prevention of atherosclerosis

Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in both men and women, which increases the risk by 2-6 fold relative to nondiabetic subjects and that 80 percent of all type 2 Diabetes // mellitus patients will die of an atherosclerotic event. In these patients hyperglycemia per se confers increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and so the presence of even borderline-...

New Hope For Patients With Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis

Over two million people worldwide are estimated to suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), which is the leading cause of neurological disability in young adults, and has a significant impact on the overall quality of life. // Currently marketed therapies afford an average reduction in relapse rates of 30% in two-year studies and require frequent injections ranging from daily to weekly... ..Data from...

Dietary intake of Vitamin E by type 2 diabetics for prevention of atherosclerosis

Diabetes mellitus is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in both men and women, which increases the risk by 2-6 fold relative to nondiabetic subjects and that 80 percent of all type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients will die of an atherosclerotic event//. In these patients hyperglycemia per se confers increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and so the presence of even borderline-...

Effect Of Cooling And Exercise To Be Analyzed In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is a form of autoimmune disorder that occurs in individuals who produce antibodies against their own cells or tissues. In multiple sclerosis, the antibodies are directed towards the fatty sheaths around nerve cells. // ..Fatigue is the most common symptom of the disease. It can be to a certain extent by aerobic exercise. One of the limitations in this regard is that MS appears...

Macrophage Inhibitory Factor Causes Multiple Sclerosis Progression

Researchers have found that Migration/Macrophage Inhibitory factor (MIF) which is an immune cell responsible for progression of Multiple Sclerosis. This new pathway can be used in finding drugs which reduces the amount of MIF // in a way progression of Multiple Sclerosis is hindered. .. ..Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease which is caused by non-recognizing of its own body cells by the...

Link Established Between Atherosclerosis and Air Pollution

A research study conducted by American researcher David A. Schwartz, gives us an insight about the relationship that is existing between development atherosclerosis and air pollution consisting of fine particles. // ..the study was basically done on mice. Two sets of mice were taken; one set was feed high cholesterol diet and exposed to fine particle air pollution. The other set of mice were fed...

Multiple Sclerosis Can Be Treated By Blocking Fat Hormone

The blocking of the leptin hormone which is mostly produced in fats cells has a good effect with regard to multiple sclerosis (MS), according to// Italian researchers. Giuseppe Matarese and colleagues from Università di Napoli "Federico II" suggest that leptin neutralization may be a possible way to both prevent and treat MS. ....Leptin is known to play a critical role in the regulation of foo...

Aluminium and Iron Could Play a Vital Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease. Immune cells destroy the myelin sheath that surrounds nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. // ....The myelin is very essential in transmitting the impulses across the body. Scientists at Keele University, Staffordshire, compared the levels of the metals aluminium and iron in the urine of people with MS and others without the condition. ......

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Trial Criteria to Be Redefined

The tragic death of Anita Louise, a participant of the experimental multiple sclerosis drug trial in 2002 has been brought back to focus by two neurologists from Stanford University//. The authors warn about the dangers associated with drug testing, more so when the adverse effects of the experimental drug is unknown. ....The drug natalizumab, marketed under the brand name was granted fast track...

Large Scale Multiple Sclerosis Vaccine Trial to Be Initiated By PharmaFrontiers

It might not be long before a vaccine for multiple sclerosis is made available. Following the promising results of a multiple sclerosis vaccine trial// in a small group of patients, PharmaFrontiers, a leading pharmaceutical company is all set to test it’s vaccine on a large scale. ....Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the myelin sheath, surrounding the nerve fibers in the spinal cord and...

Drug Combo Improves Performance Of Multiple Sclerosis Drug

The performance of the currently used multiple sclerosis drugs can be enhanced by statin therapy, report a group of researchers //. Previously, the same group of researchers had established that stain drugs used for lowering of cholesterol could lower the development of full-blown form of multiple sclerosis. ....Although the following results have only been documented in animal models of the dis...

MRI Scan Insufficient For Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis

The diagnosis of multiple sclerosis using the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been found to be insufficient, says the new findings// published by the BMJ. ....MRI has been adopted in England and Wales by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) as part of the recommended criteria for diagnosing multiple sclerosis. Although its accuracy has been assessed, the evidence...

Epstein-Barr Virus May Be May Be A Cause For Multiple Sclerosis

Epstein-Barr virus, the one that causes mononucleosis, may be a cause for developing multiple sclerosis in young adults with high levels of antibodies//, according to a study. ....The study was posted online, which will appear later in June 2006 print issue of Archives of Neurology. ....Researchers have long suspected that external factors may influence the risk for multiple sclerosis (MS), a c...

EBV Might Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, Study

Researchers have now found that multiple sclerosis patients harbor immune cells that specifically overreact to the Epstein-Barr virus,// known to cause certain cancers and mononucleosis. Although EBV has been suspected to play a major role in susceptibility to MS, the exact mechanism had been largely unknown. ....Scientists think that MS—which can cause vision problems, muscle weakness, and diff...

Multiple Sclerosis Patient Seeks Help of Stem Cells

A 66-year-old, Patricia Frost has been severely handicapped by the multiple sclerosis which has continued to plague her for well over a decade//. ....After British doctors told her that there was nothing more that they could do for her she took a loan of over £12,000 to go to the Netherlands for stem cells injection, a procedure that is unlicensed in the UK. ..According to Patricia the disease...

Vegetarian Diet Prevents the Development of Atherosclerosis

According to the researcher Michael Adams, from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine it is found that vegetables prevent atherosclerosis //. They analyzed the effect by studying five common vegetables and its effect on mice. It reduced the hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) by 38 % when compared to animals eating a non-vegetable diet. .. The result of the study is published in...

Study Suggests Links Between Diabetes And Multiple Sclerosis

People with type-1 diabetes are more prone to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) in comparison to non-diabetic people, a Denmark study reveals.// ....Both type-1 diabetes and MS are auto-immune diseases, where the body builds up an aberrant immune response against itself, attacking insulin-producing cells in patients with diabetes, and the myelin sheath of the neurons in those suffering from MS. ....

Atherosclerosis and its Mechanics

Atherosclerosis and the changes associated with it begin at vessel branches and this kind of mechanical stretching begins at those branches which activate// a cellular protein that has been known to damage cells The report is the first to link mechanical forces with structural and biochemical changes in blood vessel cells that could explain why atherosclerotic lesions form preferentially at bran...
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