Myelin is a substance that coats nerve cells in body, protecting them and helping them function. The material is degraded in certain diseases, including multiple sclerosis. Researchers have now successfully transformed skin cells into myelin-producing cells, which could one day be a new treatment for the disease. Show More Summary
You can find Trevis Gleason on his new Everyday Health Life With MS blog. (everydayhealth.com/columns/trevis-gleason-life-with-multiple-sclerosis) Same great Trevis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but in a new format that should make it easier to get to and more stable. He’s already posted the first “new blog” - check it out now!
The brain, even a brain with multiple sclerosis is an amazingly complex and resilient organ. We don’t see our mouth as a forkful heads from plate to gob, but the food (usually) makes it to its destination. Hear a spring Robin singing in the trees?
Today, Annette Funicello succumbed to complications of multiple sclerosis after more than twenty years fighting the disease she shared with us.
The very personal decision of which treatment to go on (if any) for multiple sclerosis comes down to rations; Cost-to-Benefit, Risk-to- Benefit, Quality of life-to-Benefit.
Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system which randomly attacks areas of the brain and spinal cord.
Good news for multiple sclerosis patients this week as the 10th disease modifying medication for MS (and the 3rd oral drug) was approved by the FDA.
I knew a guy with MS whose symptoms started with a slight tingling at the end of his index finger.
Living with multiple sclerosis doesn’t just mean living with MS, living with its symptoms and with the side-effects of disease modifying drugs; living with MS also means coping with the things that happen to our bodies because of MS...
Most of our long-time readers will know that I base my personal decisions about treatments on science.
Every month we let you chime in with how your symptoms, your disease progression, maybe even your new diagnosis are acting.
The first properly designed clinical trials have found that a controversial treatment for multiple sclerosis does not help patients, researchers have announced. Many patients have paid large sums for the therapy, which advocates say can cure the disease. Show More Summary
Summing up the past 50 years of MS history – with so many of our readers having lived a goodly portion of that half century with symptoms of (if not diagnosis with) multiple sclerosis – may be unnecessary at most but is daunting in its very mass; at least.
In the eighty years that passed between Charcot’s initial clinical definition of Multiple Sclerosis and the end of the Second World War, little had advanced relative to medical progression in other conditions.
The name Josephine Paget may mean nothing to you now, but the 40 year old French woman is likely the first case of multiple sclerosis to be confirmed by medical science of the day. The problem for the Mlle.
It is a fortunate happenstance that we live in this time and place in history with multiple sclerosis, owing not only to the state of treatment and research but also because, quite frankly, we are not thought to be witches!
Today begins a week-long series dedicated to MS Awareness Week. Most of the “awareness stuff” is aimed at getting the word about multiple sclerosis out to the world.
With all the really great people who have come into my life – you included – since my diagnosis with multiple sclerosis it’s easy not to focus on those who have left it because of my disease… but I have lost friends and I’m sure you have as well.
Some symptoms of multiple sclerosis can be maddening, others frustrating. But some are downright frightening.
“I’m been diagnosed with MS… I’ve got a job; now what?”