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EBV the solution for MS is found or is it?

You said “Could be a missing link into the trigger for MS”. Indeed there has been recent interest in the role of EBV as the cause of MS, and today the link is explained….or is it? Someone else said “If EBV causes MS. Can it now be ruled out the MS isn’t an auto immune disease” Here they looked at B cells in MS brain tissue and that some had been selected and...

The problem for nutriceuticals

You wrote to me to suggest that supplements work…. but this highlights a problem for nutriceutical studies. There is no patent protection to be had and so pharmaceutical companies are not willing to spend big bucks to do a study where anyone can come along and sell the product without any outlay for drug development. So someone says let’s do a prevention study with supplement X…...

MS Awards…Want a gong?

MS Brain Health Awards 2022 – global launchMS Brain Health is launching an annual series of awards to highlight the global impact of MS Brain Health and showcase some examples of the ongoing progress in this area. The first MS Brain Health Awards ceremony will celebrate the work of many healthcare professionals, MS societies and people with MS in addressing the...

Sipping siponimod and other SIPs

Go grab a cup of tea There are a group of drugs used in MS called Sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulators. These are known as “the imods”. Here, mod means modulator” and “i” means immune so the immune modulators have been shortened to “imod”. Some people get paid a load of cash to come up with drug names and they have come up with interesting ones...

Dieting.

I think I just wrote that I wouldnot write anything about diets, but I have been challenged You said “I know diet is seen as quackery on this blog. However it seams to be actually showing evidence of neuroprotection more than any of the drugs trialed so far”. I would argue not at all, ProfG may have talked about them, indeed he has just sent me a book on diets as has DoctorLove...

Difficulty is seeing Saving Nerves with Statins

Statins are agents used to reduce cholesterol. When used in a UK trial called MS-STAT they found that brain loss was slowed and suggested there was a benefical effect suggesting that nerves loss is inhibited by statins. “High-dose simvastatin reduced the annualised rate of whole-brain atrophy compared with placebo, and was well tolerated and safe”. So we now have MS-STAT2 on the go...

EBV as the cause of MS

Have I posted on this paper already? I thought I had, but the blog search function had disappeared when I wrote the post. I guess not to worry it is rather rubbish anyway. Hopefully we will sort this out However, you have heard this story of EBV as a cause of MS umpteen times before and this is more supportive evidence. By looking in the US military, people can be found who developed MS and were...

Another treatment for relapse

Wynn D, Goldstick L, Bauer W, Zhao E, Tarau E, Cohen JA, Robertson D, Miller A. Results from a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of repository corticotropin injection for multiple sclerosis relapse that did not adequately respond to corticosteroids. CNS Neurosci Ther. 2022 Jan 4. doi: 10.1111/cns.13789 Introduction: About 20%-35% of multiple sclerosis (MS)...

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