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UB Biorepository is bringing the power of precision medicine to Western New York

6 days ago

Today, the University at Buffalo officially launched the UB Biorepository, a critical new facility in the Clinical and…
UVA Identifies surprising contributor to multiple sclerosis

October 9, 2019

Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new…
Nursing researchers receive grants to develop smoking, sleep interventions

August 22, 2019

Researchers in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing have received two grants totaling more than $260,000 to…
Vegetable-rich Wahls diet lowers fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients by raising good cholesterol

August 19, 2019

Higher levels of blood high-density lipoprotein (HDL) — or good cholesterol — may improve fatigue in multiple sclerosis…
Smoldering spots in the brain may signal severe MS

August 13, 2019

Aided by a high-powered brain scanner and a 3D printer, NIH researchers peered inside the brains of hundreds…
Adding MS Drug to Targeted Cancer Therapy May Improve Glioblastoma Outcomes

August 12, 2019

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that infiltrates surrounding brain tissue, making it extremely difficult to…
Magnetic Resonance Imaging equipment in the hospital. Image credit: Max Pixel, CC0 Public Domain
MRI can help predicting the progression of multiple sclerosis

July 25, 2019

Multiple sclerosis is a  demyelinating disease, characterized by the damage of the insulating covers of nerve cells in…
Multiple Sclerosis Attacks Brain’s ‘Projection Neurons’

July 18, 2019

Brain damage associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) specifically targets a common class of brain cells called projection neurons,…
OSU researcher expands research into deadly muscle-wasting syndrome

July 17, 2019

An Oregon State University scientist has received a $2.3 million, five-year grant to build on his promising research…
Unexpected effect of MS drug

July 15, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied the mechanism of action of a drug used to treat…
Gadolinium deposition occurs in early MS but five-years of follow-up neither prove—nor rule out—clinical impact

July 9, 2019

A comprehensive, longitudinal study of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) that followed patients from the time of their…
Does Anesthesia, Invasive Surgery Increase Multiple Sclerosis Relapse Risk?

July 2, 2019

A recent Multiple Sclerosis Journal study that included data from 281 patients and 609 surgeries suggests post-operative MS relapse risk does…
Scientists Slow Progression of Debilitating Neurodegenerative Disorder

June 14, 2019

An international study led by scientists in Oakland, Calif., and Munich, Germany, may offer hope to children and…
Gene mutations are pointing towards the root causes of the multiple sclerosis

June 12, 2019

Multiple sclerosis is a disease, which is characterized by the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain…
New compounds could be used to treat autoimmune disorders

May 29, 2019

The immune system is programmed to rid the body of biological bad guys—like viruses and dangerous bacteria—but its…
A New Culprit for Multiple Sclerosis Relapses

May 14, 2019

A molecule that helps blood clot may also play a role in multiple sclerosis relapses, researchers reported in…
Fooling nerve cells into acting normal

May 10, 2019

Nerve cells, or neurons — specifically the “workhorse cells” involved in walking, breathing and chewing — can adjust…
Vitamin D deficiency may be regulating the immune system and susceptibility to autoimmune diseases

April 15, 2019

Vitamin D is very important to us. Unlike many other vitamins, vitamin D is produced in our own…
New oral drug to treat multiple sclerosis approved by FDA

March 27, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mayzent (siponimod) tablets to treat adults with relapsing forms of…
Long-term benefits from intensive therapy in early stages of MS

February 27, 2019

New findings by researchers at Cardiff University suggest that intensive therapy during the early stages of multiple sclerosis…
Old cells repair damage in the brains of MS patients

January 28, 2019

A new study shows that there is a very limited regeneration of cells in the brain of patients…
Gut Immune Cells Cut Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis

January 4, 2019

Researchers at the University of Toronto and UC San Francisco have discovered that the intestine is the source…
Possible biomarker for multiple sclerosis identified

December 19, 2018

A biomarker for multiple sclerosis has been identified in humans by researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana…
Discovery opens new opportunities to slow or reverse MS

November 28, 2018

Nerve cells stripped of their insulation can no longer carry vital information, leading to the numbness, weakness and…
New clues to the origin and progression of multiple sclerosis

November 20, 2018

Mapping of a certain group of cells, known as oligodendrocytes, in the central nervous system of a mouse…
New immunotherapy improves MS symptoms

November 20, 2018

A world-first clinical trial of a new cellular immunotherapy for multiple sclerosis (MS) has improved symptoms and quality…
Environmental Factors May Trigger Onset of Multiple Sclerosis

October 19, 2018

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that certain environmental conditions may precipitate structural changes that take place in myelin…
Drug Shows Promise for Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

October 12, 2018

An oral therapy called ibudilast significantly reduced the rate of brain tissue loss in patients with progressive multiple…
Gut Flora and Multiple Sclerosis are Linked

October 11, 2018

In multiple sclerosis, a defective response of the body’s own immune system leads to brain tissue damage. Gastrointestinal…
New drug target for remyelination in MS is identified by UB researchers

July 17, 2018

Remyelination, the spontaneous regeneration of the fatty insulator in the brain that keeps neurons communicating, has long been…
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