multiple sclerosis

Nature Neuroscience Study Shows Unique Scientific Support for Potential New Myelin Repair Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis

Funded by the Myelin Repair Foundation, Study Conducted by Case Western Reserve University Scientists Find Improvement with Mesenchymal Stem Cell Signals in Animal Models of Multiple Sclerosis

Amazing Race Host Bikes across U.S. for MS

Phil Keoghan has been the impeccably dressed and proper host for 20 seasons of CBS’s The Amazing Race. On February 18, audiences will see him in a different role: as the subject of a new documentary, The Ride, which follows Keoghan as he bikes across America with a team of four other people.

Special Needs App of the Day: iBioMed

Developed by the parents of a child with autism and seizures who were looking for a way to make their lives easier, the iBioMed app helps caregivers keep track of their children’s health information--particularly those with complex conditions such as multiple sclerosis, autism, Fragile X syndrome, cerebral palsy, and diabetes. It also gives parents the ability to easily share health records with other family members and other caregivers.

HPV Vaccine Does Not Trigger Autoimmune Issue

Autoimmune reactions have long been a concern connected with Gardisil, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. It has become common for the vaccine to be recommended to adolescents and young adults to protect against sexually transmitted infections, which can also lead to cervical cancer in females.

Finding a Way to Live with Pediatric MS

On the first day of fifth grade, Bryan Yglesias woke up feeling weaker on his left side. He walked with a limp, and over the course of the day he felt worse and his speech began to slur. His parents, Nick and Kathy, took him to the hospital, but the doctors could only give him steroids because they were not sure what was causing the problem.

Diagnosing Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that attacks the central nervous system, including the spinal chord, optic nerves, and brain. MS most frequently occurs in adults, but it can also be diagnosed in children and teens. It is estimated that at least 8,000 children in the United States have multiple sclerosis, but pediatric MS is more difficult to diagnose due to the common occurrence of other childhood disorders with similar symptoms.